Spain Admire Pakistan’s Part in Afghanistan Exodus
September 11, 2021
The military said late Friday that Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares Bueno met with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi and discussed the latest situation in Afghanistan. The meeting covered topics of mutual interest, regional security, including the current situation in Afghanistan, and improved bilateral and defence cooperation, according to a statement from the ISPR.
Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to providing humanitarian aid and assistance to the Afghan people, according to the statement. According to the military’s media wing, the Spanish FM praised Pakistan’s role in successful evacuation operations from Afghanistan as well as regional stability efforts. He also promised to play a role in furthering diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that the changed reality in Afghanistan necessitated a shift in the world community’s perspective, emphasizing that the Afghan people’s well-being must take precedence. The prime minister made these remarks during a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares Bueno, who is in Islamabad on official business. According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), during the discussion, the prime minister stated that urgent measures were required to address the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people as well as to ensure the country’s economic stability.