ISLAMABAD, Oct 02, (Asia Free Press): Pakistan and Tajikistan’s top leaders on Saturday discussed Afghanistan’s current situation over the phone, officials said.
A statement, issued from the Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s office said, Premier Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan and thanked him for the warm hospitality extended to him and his delegation during his recent visit to Dushanbe last month.
“The two leaders exchanged views on the follow-up to the talks held in Dushanbe last month,” said in the statement.
Khan also shared with President Rahmon Pakistan’s contribution to efforts for sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan.
He underlined the importance of national reconciliation in this context.
Pakistani Prime Minister underscored the urgent imperative to address the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people.
He emphasised the vital role of the international community in providing necessary humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
Khan also highlighted the immediate importance of economic engagement with Afghanistan to prevent economic meltdown and to alleviate the sufferings of common people.
The two leaders agreed to remain in close contact to further coordinate their efforts in support of peace and stability in Afghanistan
On Sept. 18, after meeting with Tajik President, Khan said he initiated a dialogue with the Afghan Taliban to form an exclusive government in Afghanistan.
“After meetings in Dushanbe with leaders of Afghanistan’s neighbours & especially a lengthy discussion with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon, I have initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for an inclusive Afghan govt to include Tajiks, Hazaras & Uzbeks,” Khan tweeted.
“After 40 years of conflict, this inclusivity will ensure peace & a stable Afghanistan, which is in the interest not only of Afghanistan but the region as well.”