Special Representatives of Troika Plus on Afghanistan call on the Prime Minister

November 12, 2021

Special Representatives of Troika Plus on Afghanistan call on the Prime Minister

                The Special Representatives/Envoys of Troika Plus (China, Russia, United States and Pakistan) for Afghanistan called on Prime Minister Imran Khan today. 

Underscoring the importance of the Troika Plus mechanism, the Prime Minister congratulated the Special Representatives/Envoys on its successful meeting in Islamabad regarding the situation in Afghanistan and the way forward to overcome the impending challenges. 

The Prime Minister underlined the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan for security and prosperity of the entire region. The Prime Minister said he had consistently stressed that there was no military solution in Afghanistan. As such, Pakistan had all along supported an inclusive political settlement. In the changed environment, the Prime Minister underscored the importance of inclusivity, respect of human rights, and resolute counter-terrorism actions.

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance for the international community to have a pragmatic approach and constructive engagement with Afghanistan to address mutual concerns and promote common interests of Troika Plus countries.    

The Prime Minister laid a strong emphasis on provision of urgent humanitarian assistance as well as economic support to Afghanistan to avert the twin challenges of humanitarian crisis and economic collapse. He hoped that the international community would recognize the gravity of the situation and take urgent measures including release of frozen assets to help alleviate the sufferings of Afghan people. The Prime Minister highlighted the crucial role of Troika Plus in this context. 

Islamabad

12 November 2021