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Pakistan and Australia FMs discuss Afghan situation on phone

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephone call from the Foreign Minister of Australia Marise Payne on Tuesday.

The two foreign ministers discussed the current situation in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan underscored the importance of security, stability, and inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan.

The foreign minister added that it was essential for the world community to support the people of Afghanistan to address the humanitarian situation and also provide economic assistance.

The foreign minister highlighted Pakistan’s efforts to facilitate the evacuation of diplomatic personnel, staff of international organizations, and others from Afghanistan.

The Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne thanked Pakistan for its assistance in this regard.

In the bilateral context, he said that Pakistan highly values its relationship with Australia, having several strands of collaboration including political, economic, and cultural.

While expressing satisfaction on the current level of engagement, the two foreign ministers agreed on further enhancing high-level interactions.

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