PM stresses need to prevent humanitarian crisis, economic collapse in Afghanistan

Dunya News

PM Imran underlined that an inclusive political structure was important for stability of Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday stressed the need for international community’s constructive engagement to prevent humanitarian crisis and economic collapse in Afghanistan and to help build durable peace and stability in the country.

The prime minister, in a meeting with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, who called on him here, said that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was vitally important for Pakistan and the region.

Imran Khan underlined that an inclusive political structure was important for stability of Afghanistan. He expressed satisfaction at the growing cooperation between the two countries.

He recalled his earlier conversation with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Fredericksen and said that they had a fruitful exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan as well as bilateral relations.

He added that Pakistan was committed to further diversify bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and investment and renewable energy besides increasing people-to-people contacts between the two countries.

There was detailed exchange of views on climate change and the need for concerted efforts by the international community to mitigate its adverse effects.

The Danish foreign minister appreciated Prime Minister’s 10 billion tree initiative and a range of measures taken by Pakistan towards climate resilient development.

The prime minister also underscored the significance of mobilizing scaled up and predictable international climate finance to support climate actions in the developing countries.

Jeppe Kofod conveyed gratitude of Danish government for Pakistan’s support and facilitation for evacuation of their nationals and others from Afghanistan.

He also reaffirmed Denmark’s commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties and briefed on cooperation between the two countries, including through the proposed Green Partnership Agreement.