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Italy lauds Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan, regional peace

Italian FM Calls on COAS Bajwa. (Source: ISPR)

PAKISTAN: Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has lauded Pakistan’s role in the Afghan situation including successful evacuation operations and efforts for regional stability.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Italian Foreign Minister expressed these remarks during a meeting with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan and collaboration in humanitarian assistance for the war-torn country were discussed.

“Pakistan values its relations with Italy and we earnestly look forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interest,” General Qamar was quoted as saying by the ISPR.

The military’s media wing said that the visiting dignitary pledged to play their role for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

Earlier today, the Italian foreign minister arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit to hold talks with the country’s leadership over the situation in Afghanistan following the takeover by the Taliban.

According to a Foreign Office (FO) statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Italian counterpart will exchange views on the latest developments in Afghanistan whereas matters pertaining to bilateral relations will also be discussed.