Pakistan’s PM and Iran’s president-elect discuss situation in Afghanistan
Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has discussed the situation in Afghanistan via a telephone conversation with the newly elected President of Iran, Seyed Ebrahim Raisi.
“In the regional context, the PM expressed concern at the worsening security situation in Afghanistan, & cautioned that the latest developments could lead to serious repercussions for both Pakistan & Iran, resulting in an influx of refugees towards the bordering areas of the two countries,” Imran Khan’s office said a series of tweet posted late on Sunday, July 04.
Pakistani PM has underscored the imperative of a negotiated political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. “Both sides emphasized the need to continue facilitating an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned inclusive political settlement.”
The Iran News Agency (IRNA) reported that Raisi has also expressed concern about the security situation in Afghanistan saying “Afghanistan’s security is important to us which must be established by the Afghans themselves.”
The two neighboring countries are already host to millions of documented and undocumented Afghan refugees.
The war has intensified across Afghanistan as the foreign troops have been withdrawing from Afghanistan leaving the two countries susceptible to a possible influx of more Afghan refugees. The Taliban attacks and insecurity have led nearly 128,800 families to be displaced across the country since the start of 1400 (solar year).