Press Release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Regarding the Recent Remarks of the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
KABUL – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan submitted a formal protest of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Government of Pakistan through the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in regards with the recent remarks of the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemned the recent remarks made by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on the domestic affairs of Afghanistan.
The Government of Afghanistan believes that relying on policies of good-neighborliness, Pakistan needs to take practical steps towards enhancing bilateral ties in various areas and refrain from making such irresponsible statements regarding the internal affairs of Afghanistan.
Such statements can only lead to creating an environment of distrust and cannot be effective in enhancing the relationship between the two countries. Unless and until such statements are avoided, taking effective steps towards consolidating bilateral relations will not be feasible.