Islamabad August 18 2021: Prime Minister Imran Khan received a telephone call from German Chancellor Ms Angela Merkel, today.
The two leaders exchanged views on the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan underscored the immense importance of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan for Pakistan and the region.
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The Prime Minister also stressed that safety and security as well as protection of the rights of all Afghans was critically important. The Prime Minister underlined that an inclusive political settlement was the best way forward.
The Prime Minister stated that Pakistan is reaching out to all Afghan leaders. The international community must also stay engaged, particularly to support the people of Afghanistan economically.
The Prime Minister added that Pakistan was facilitating evacuation of diplomatic personnel and staff of international organizations from Afghanistan.
Bilaterally, the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction at regular high-level exchanges between Pakistan and Germany. He added that Pakistan looked forward to enhance collaboration with Germany in all areas of mutual interest.