PM Imran Khan for taking urgent steps to stabilize situation in Afghanistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has underlined the need for taking urgent steps to stabilize the security situation, address humanitarian needs and ensure economic stability in Afghanistan.

Talking to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is vitally important for Pakistan and the region.

He stressed that at this pivotal moment in Afghanistan’s history, it is important for the international community to remain in support and solidarity with the Afghan people.

Imran Khan emphasized that both Pakistan and Germany should work closely for the promotion of shared interests relating to regional peace and stability.

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas conveyed cordial greetings of Chancellor Merkel, shared Germany’s viewpoint on the evolving situation in Afghanistan and thanked Prime Minister for Pakistan’s support and facilitation for Germany’s evacuation endeavor’s from Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Maas also highlighted the celebration of 70th anniversary of establishment of Pakistan-Germany diplomatic relations during 2021.

The two countries are holding a series of events to celebrate this milestone in a befitting manner.