Italian Special Representative Calls on Foreign Minister

Islamabad: Italian Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Franceso Talo called on Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, today. They discussed the recent developments in the context of Afghanistan.

Emphasizing the importance of an intra-Afghan dialogue, the Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan’s support for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process. She added that a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s own national interest.

The Foreign Ministers underlined that the people of Pakistan had rendered enormous sacrifices in the ongoing fight against terrorism. The international community should duly acknowledge its contributions and stand by Pakistan. She said that Pakistan had always made efforts towards promoting peace and prosperity, and that it would continue working together with other countries bilaterally and multilaterally to promote the cause of peace in the region.

The Special Representative invited the Foreign Minister to pay a visit to Italy at her earliest convenience. He said that Italy considered Pakistan as a partner and fully appreciated sacrifices made by the valiant people of Pakistan against extremism and terrorism

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Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
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