PM Khan assures UN of continued assistance in Afghanistan

By Staff Reporter
Sunday – September 5, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The prime minister (PM) Imran Khan highlighted, on Saturday, the facilitation being provided by Pakistan to the United Nations (UN) including by assisting in the evacuation and relocation efforts and reaffirmed full support for the smooth operation of UN humanitarian mission.

According to a press release, the PM spoke on the telephone with the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres.

PM Khan underscored the need for the international community to become more engaged with Afghanistan, according urgent priority to addressing the humanitarian needs and ensuring economic stability.

Such steps will not only reinforce security but also preclude any mass exodus of Afghans from their country, thus preventing a refugee crisis in Afghanistan, he noted.

The PM highlighted the importance of peace, stability and an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan.

He stressed that the opportunity to finally put an end to 40 years of conflict in Afghanistan must be seized by enabling the Afghans to achieve lasting peace, security and prosperity.

PM Khan appreciated the vital role of the UN in delivering much needed humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

The two leaders discussed the developments in Afghanistan, with a particular focus on the humanitarian situation.