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FM Qureshi, Austrian counterpart discuss bilateral relations

FM Qureshi, Austrian counterpart discuss bilateral relations
September 23, 2021 Web Desk

NEW YORK (92 News) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with Foreign Ministers of Austria and Slovenia in New York.

During the meeting, matters of bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation in multilateral areas were discussed.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi highlighted the efforts made by Pakistan to facilitate the evacuation and relocation of diplomats and staff of Embassies and international organizations from Afghanistan.

The foreign minister also shared with his counterparts a Dossier documenting India’s grave violations of human rights, international humanitarian law and UN Security Council resolutions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking separately to the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer in New York, he outlined the contributions made by Pakistan towards the mitigation of the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, especially through its support for the establishment of a humanitarian corridor and provision of in-kind assistance comprising of food and medicines.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the importance of international community’s earnest engagement with Afghanistan and provision of necessary humanitarian and development assistance to the Afghan people.

He said that the world community must also provide support to the Afghan refugee hosting countries in line with the principle of international responsibility and burden sharing.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized the need to promote lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan through active and sustained engagement of the international community on political, economic and humanitarian fronts.