Peace & stability in Afghanistan is of paramount importance for the region: FM Qureshi

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The peace and stability in Afghanistan is of paramount importance for the region, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said, adding that Pakistan has been playing his reconciliatory role in Afghan peace process with utmost sincerity under common obligation and it will continue to do so in future as well.

The Foreign Minister expressed his views while chairing a consultative meeting regarding regional security and Pakistan’s priorities held in Islamabad on Thursday. Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Affairs Moeed Yousaf and other senior officers also attended the meeting.

The Minister said the timely completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects is amongst top priorities of the government. .

The meeting also held detailed discussion on Covid19 pandemic challenge, changing situation in the area, and challenges confronting the region as a result of contagion.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi emphasized on ensuring complete preparation to face new possible challenges in wake of regional and international situation due to COVID-19. He also stressed upon promoting economic diplomacy to achieve economic goals.

He said the world is heading towards a global economic crisis as a result of Coronavirus pandemic, which will have serious consequences for developing nations. He said we have to focus on new opportunities at a time when our remittances and exports are depleting due to Corona outbreak.

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