Pakistan EU high level meeting during Prime Minister’s visit to Uzbekistan

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Rasheed Ahmed

Brussels,   (Parliament Times):  ?European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrell called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the International Conference on Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity, Opportunities and Challenges on July 16 2021.
Views were exchanged on Pakistan-EU cooperation and situation in Afghanistan were
discussed.
The Prime Minister highlighted Pakistan’s vital contributions to the Afghan peace
process and Intra-Afghan Negotiations (IAN). He stressed that the conflict could only
be settled through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political process leading to a
comprehensive negotiated political settlement. The Prime Minister emphasized the
importance of continued engagement of the international community after
withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan to facilitate lasting peace in the
country.
The Prime Minister expressed concern at the worsening situation in Afghanistan and
its negative impact on Pakistan’s security. He also called upon EU and international
community to support and assist Afghan refugees.