Islamabad, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs to represent Pakistan at 4th Meeting of Neighbouring Countries of Afghanistan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar, will lead the Pakistani delegation in the 4th Meeting of the Neighbouring Countries of Afghanistan, to be held in Samarkand on 13 April 2023.
On the sidelines of the Neighbouring Countries Ministerial meeting, the Minister of State will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of other participating delegations.
The Neighbouring Countries of Afghanistan mechanism was established in 2021 on Pakistan’s initiative with a view to evolving a regional approach on the situation in Afghanistan. Pakistan hosted the first meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Neighbouring Countries on 8 September 2021, and participated in the second meeting held in Tehran, Iran in November 2021, and the third meeting held in Tunxi, China in March 2022.
The mechanism will contribute towards forging aconsensus among the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan, who are the most direct stakeholders of the situation in Afghanistan.
Pakistan will continue to support all efforts to advance the shared objectives of a peaceful, stable, sovereign, prosperous and connected Afghanistan.