Peaceful Afghanistan vital for Pakistan and regional stability, Imran tells Putin

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Peaceful Afghanistan vital for Pakistan and regional stability, Imran tells Putin
Peaceful Afghanistan vital for Pakistan and regional stability, Imran tells Putin
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed that a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan was vitally important for Pakistan and regional stability, reports Tribune.

Besides ensuring safety, security and protection of rights of Afghans, an inclusive political settlement was the best way forward in resolving the crisis, he was quoted by the PM’s Office as saying during a telephonic conversation with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.

The two leaders exchanged views on the evolving situation in Afghanistan and bilateral relations, read the statement.

Premier Imran underscored that the international community must stay positively engaged in support of the people of Afghanistan, to help address humanitarian needs and ensure economic sustenance.

He also stressed on the importance of coordinated approaches in addressing the evolving situation and noted that Pakistan attached high importance of the role of the Troika Plus format.

Prime Minister Imran expressed satisfaction at the upward trajectory of Pakistan-Russia relations, with increased high-level exchanges and growing cooperation in diverse fields.

He, according to the statement, reiterated his government’s resolve to strengthen trade relations as well as bilateral collaboration in energy sector, including early realisation of the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline Project.

The two leaders agreed to closely cooperate within the SCO for promoting regional peace and security.

The prime minister also reiterated his invitation to President Putin to visit Pakistan.

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