FM Qureshi leaves for China on three-day visit

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has left for China on a three-day visit from March 29 to 31, 2022 to attend the third meeting of Foreign Ministers of Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan.


His visit is being undertaken at the invitation of the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi.

Besides attending the Neighbouring Countries Ministerial meeting, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will interact with Counterparts from participating Countries.

It may be recalled that Pakistan had initiated the Neighbouring Countries format in September 2021 with a view to evolving a regional approach on the situation in Afghanistan. Pakistan hosted the first meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Neighbouring Countries on September 8, 2021.

In a statement, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asim Iftikhar Ahmed said that Pakistan fully supports a regional approach on Afghanistan for promoting durable peace and stability in the region.

The Spokesperson said that Pakistan will continue to support the international community’s efforts to advance the shared objectives of a peaceful, stable, sovereign, prosperous and connected Afghanistan.

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