Zabihullah Mujahid also thanks China, Russia, Qatar, Uzbekistan for support Kabul in world body
ISLAMABAD, Sep 27 (Asia Free Press): Afghanistan new government has praised Pakistan for raising voice for their country in the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
Speaking with state-run Pakistan Television on Sunday, Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid appreciated Islamabad for supporting Afghanistan before the international community.
“Pakistan was a neighbour and Afghanistan was thankful for Pakistan’s stance regarding Afghanistan,” Mujahid said.
He added that Pakistan has been vocal in urging the international community to engage with Afghanistan.
On Sept. 25, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while addressing the UNGA urged the international community to help Afghanistan.
“ I urging everyone that this is a critical time for Afghanistan. You cannot waste time. Help is needed there. Humanitarian assistance has to be given there immediately,” Khan said.
Afghanistan wants trade with world
Afghan government spokesman said that his country want good relations with international community and desire to expand trade and economic ties.
“We hope that neighbouring countries will continue to extend support to Afghanistan before the international community,” Mujahid said.
On Friday, Pakistan has abolished the sales tax on fresh fruit being imported from Afghanistan, the decision which was welcomed by the new Afghan government.
Mujahid also thanked China, Russia Qatar, Uzbekistan for raising voice before the international community to support Afghan people.
Responding to a question regarding the desecration of the Pakistani flag at the Torkham border, the main crossing point between two neighbors, Mujahid said “ it was an unfortunate incident” and assured that action would be taken against those who could try to damage relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
He said that if an invitation was extended to Afghan leadership for a visit to Pakistan, it would be considered.
He also said the Afghan government condemned the human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.