FM discusses overall regional situation, US forces pull out from Afghanistan with German FM


ISLAMABAD, April 29 (Online): Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi has met with German counterpart Heiko Maas and exchanged views on bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany and matters of mutual interest.,
German foreign minister reached here on day official visit to Pakistan. The meeting was held in Foreign Office Thursday. .

FM Qureshi underlined the importance of regular high-level exchanges between Pakistan and Germany and maintaining a steady upward trajectory in the relationship.
He stressed the need for enhancing mutual cooperation and collaboration to combat the pandemic in a holistic manner. He thanked the German side for its efforts to ensure earliest possible provision of vaccine through the COVAX initiative.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi apprised his German counterpart about Pakistan’s steadfast support for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and positive contributions to the Afghan peace process.
He underscored the importance of responsible withdrawal and steady progress by the Afghan parties towards a negotiated political settlement. He said that all efforts must be made for reduction of violence leading to ceasefire.
The Foreign Minister emphasized that the Afghan stakeholders must engage constructively to work out an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political solution, through an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process.
Cautioning against the role of ‘spoilers’, the Foreign Minister said peace in Afghanistan would yield other significant dividends including enhanced trade and regional connectivity.