Pak & Australian FM discuss Afghan issue

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Islamabad, Nov 1 : Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday held a telephone conversation with his Australian counterpart Marise Payne and discussed a wide range of issues, including bilateral relations, Afghanistan and regional cooperation, the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said.

While appreciating the steady progress in multi-dimensional bilateral relations over the years based on mutual trust and understanding, Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong desire and commitment to consolidate and further enhance cooperation with Australia in diverse fields, a Pakistani foreign ministry statement said.

The Pakistani foreign minister also highlighted his country’s constructive role in support of efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He underscored the importance of inclusion, continued engagement of the international community with Afghanistan, and urgent coordinated steps for mobilization of much-needed humanitarian and economic assistance for Afghanistan, the statement added.

Expressing satisfaction on the current level of engagement, the two foreign ministers agreed on further enhancing high-level interactions, according to the Pakistani foreign ministry.

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