Pakistan FM distributes gifts among Afghan Refugee Children

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday distributed books, school bags, stationary and items of winter clothing among 200 Afghan Refugee Children.

While addressing the gifts distribution ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, the foreign minister highlighted the generous hospitality extended by the people of Pakistan to their Afghan brothers and sister during the last four decades.

The foreign minister said that at any given point during these years, on average over three million Afghans have been living in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan had ensured education facilities to the Afghan refugees at par with its own citizens and will continue to invest in the education of the refugee children as it is the real investment for a prosperous future of Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also underscored the importance of trilateral cooperation between Pakistan-China-Afghanistan for peace in Afghanistan and the region, deepening connectivity, mutual development and economic prosperity.

In his remarks, the Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing appreciated Pakistan’s continued hospitality to millions of Afghan refugees and expressed his country’s desire to work for expanding trilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interests.

The Afghan Charge d’ Affairs thanked Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees for almost four decades and stated that the trilateral cooperation will contribute towards peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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