Peace in Afghanistan inevitable for economic progress in Pakistan: FM

Peace in Afghanistan inevitable for economic progress in Pakistan: FM

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Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi has stated that peace in Afghanistan is inevitable for the economic progress of Pakistan and other countries in the region.

When talking with Gregory Meeks, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives through a video connection, he said that Pakistan longs for peace in the region, including Afghanistan.

The minister said that Pakistan and the United States have in common on peace issues in the region.

He said that peace is necessary to promote regional ties. He said that Pakistan has been focusing on geographic economic priorities.

Shah Mahmoud Qureshi said that Pakistan-US cooperation is vital to peace in South Asia.

The Foreign Minister informed the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives of Pakistan’s concerns about the rising trend of Islamophobia in the world.

He said that Pakistan has been opposed to the growing trend of Islamophobia in various international forums, including the United Nations.

He said that the international community must jointly take measures to prevent Islamophobia and ensure peaceful coexistence.

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives stated that Pakistan is an important country in the region and its efforts for regional peace are commendable.

He also expressed condolences for the killing of four members of a Pakistani family in Canada.

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