The Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and China have called on the world not to forget the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan due to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
According to the PakPapers, a statement issued by the Foreign Office said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in a telephone conversation “stressed the need for humanitarian assistance from the international community for the Afghan people.”
The two Foreign Ministers discussed ongoing efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan, the statement said.
While millions of refugees are fleeing to European countries because of the war in Ukraine, despite the generous promises made last year, the world’s attention has been diverted from Afghanistan, leaving Afghan citizens to suffer economic hardship.
Explaining Pakistan’s position on the situation in Russia and Ukraine, Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed hope that the talks between the two sides would be successful.
During the talks, the Foreign Minister also mentioned Pakistan’s concern over the negative consequences for developing countries due to fuel shortages, food and supply chain disruptions caused by the Russia-Ukraine clashes.
On the Peshawar blast, he said the government was “determined to continue working hard against terrorism” to bring the culprits to justice.
On the occasion, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi also offered condolences to his Pakistani counterpart over the loss of life in the terrorist blast at the Peshawar Mosque.