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All estimates with regard to Afghanistan proved to be wrong, says FM Qureshi

All estimates with regard to Afghanistan proved to be wrong, says FM Qureshi
August 28, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the international community should not allow Afghanistan to be isolated.

During the telephonic conversation with Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom Dominic Raab, the  minister exchanged views on the latest developments in Afghanistan.

"All estimates with regard to Afghanistan proved to be wrong."

He said that it is essential for the world community to stay engaged with Afghanistan to stabilize the situation and help the Afghan people economically and  continue providing humanitarian assistance.

He underscored that safety, security, stability and protection of the rights of all Afghans are critically important.

The UK Foreign Secretary shared UK’s perspective on the developments in Afghanistan and conveyed thanks for Pakistan’s support and facilitation in the evacuation efforts.

The two ministers agreed to remain in close contact.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also received a  telephone call from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi  underscored that Pakistan will continue to play its constructive role in support of the efforts to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan. He appreciated the contribution of the United Nations in addressing the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

Guterres expressed gratitude for Pakistan's role in facilitating the work and humanitarian mission of UN entities in Afghanistan. He sought Pakistan's continued support in that regard. The foreign minister assured the Secretary General of all possible support to the UN in the fulfilment of its mandate.