Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a telephonic conversation over Afghanistan issue, bilateral ties and cooperation, reported MoFA on Friday.
According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MofA), FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephone call from U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.
During the telephonic conversation the two sides discussed bilateral relations and important developments in the region.
FM Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s commitment towards its role as America’s partner for peace in neighboring Afghanistan.
“Pakistan is committed to forging a sustainable relationship with the United States anchored in economic cooperation, connectivity and peace and we remain a resolute partner for peace in Afghanistan,” said Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
FM Qureshi also stressed upon Pakistan’s focus on geo-economics as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and reiterated the importance of enhancing economic, trade and investment ties between Pakistan and the United States.
Addressing Afghan issue and highlighting Pakistan’s progressive approach towards peace process, the foreign minister accentuated that there was a fundamental convergence between Pakistan and the United States on the need for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.
Securing peace in Afghanistan was the shared responsibility of all stakeholders inside Afghanistan as well as key regional and international players, he noted.
It was imperative for all relevant stakeholders to press all Afghan parties to engage constructively towards achieving an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement. For its part, Pakistan will remain a reliable partner for peace in Afghanistan, added FM Qureshi.
Both sides agreed upon the need for the two sides to continue close coordination and cooperation to ensure meaningful progress in the peace process.