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Russian President’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Ambassador Zamir Kabulov, called on Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, today. The exchange of views covered recent developments especially with regard to the Afghan peace process.

Foreign Minister Qureshi welcomed Ambassador Zamir Kabulov and conveyed best wishes for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The Foreign Minister noted that both Pakistan and Russia have convergence of views on matters of mutual interest including an inclusive political settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan. The Foreign Minister underlined that Pakistan had consistently supported the Afghan peace process. He highlighted Pakistan’s facilitation of the U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement and subsequent commencement of Intra-Afghan Negotiations.

The Foreign Minister expressed the hope that the Intra-Afghan Negotiations would lead to its desired objective of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.

The Foreign Minister underlined the importance of regional consultations and appreciated the role of Four Party Talks in support of the Afghan peace process.

19 February 2021

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