International community should extend humanitarian support to Afghanistan, Pakistan

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MOSCOW (our correspondent):- Pakistan on Wednesday called upon to international community to extend humanitarian support to Afghanistan.

The Pakistan’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan Sadiq Khan was addressing in a session of the 3rd Meeting of the Moscow Format in Moscow.

The meeting was hosted by Russia. China, Pakistan, Iran, India, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and a high-level Afghan delegation were attending the meeting.

In his statement, the Special Representative conveyed that Pakistan’s constructive role in the Afghan peace process is well-recognized and acknowledged by the international community.

Ambassador Sadiq highlighted that peace in Afghanistan will benefit the entire region in terms of stability, secure borders, enhanced connectivity, return of refugees and countering terrorism.

He emphasized that there was urgent need to extend humanitarian support to Afghanistan for which international community must step up its efforts. Ambassador Sadiq underscored the importance of aid and economic assistance to avert humanitarian and financial crisis in the war torn country.

Special Representative reiterated Pakistan’s firm belief that peace goes hand in hand with prosperity and economic stability. He emphasized that after all these years, the people of Afghanistan need and deserve peace, progress and prosperity. The international community must generously help them to walk on that path, he said.

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