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Tuesday, September 21st, 2021


Zalmay Khalilzad calls on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 21 (DNA) – U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York today. They discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan and the continued need for an inclusive political settlement in Afghanistan. The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan’s support for a broad based and stable government in Afghanistan, which can be a credible development and security partner for the international community. He expressed concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and hoped that international community would support the AfghanRead More

Macron, Modi vow to ‘act jointly’

Macron’s discussion with the Indian leader came before conversation with Biden Paris: President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday vowed to “act jointly” in the Indo-Pacific region, the French presidency said, as a row with Australia and the US intensifies. In telephone talks, both leaders said they would “act jointly in an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific area”, days after Australia pulled out of a submarine contract with France in favour of US submarines as part of an alliance with Washington and the UK. Macron assured ModiRead More

Macron walks domestic tightrope over US submarine deal

Paris, Sept 21: French President Emmanuel Macron’s fury over the cancellation of a huge submarine contract is part of a bid to show strong leadership in the run-up to 2022 elections, but he needs to tread carefully to avoid tripping up, analysts say.   France’s unprecedented recall of its US and Australian ambassadors over the scuppering of its 31-billion-euro “deal of the century” to supply Australia with 12 submarines caught Washington and Canberra off guard. Nearly a week after the deal was torpedoed, Macron has not yet publicly commented on Australia’sRead More

PM warns of civil war sans inclusive Afghan govt

 The prime minister says that in case, it would lead to a humanitarian crises for Pakistan Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD, Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday once again cautioned that Afghanistan could descend into civil war if all factions were not included in an inclusive government. In an interview with the BBC, the prime minister said “If they do not include all the factions, sooner or later they will gradually descend into a civil war,”, adding that it would again impact Pakistan. “That would mean an unstable, a chaotic Afghanistan and anRead More

COAS, Greek envoy discuss bilateral ties

Ambassador Andreas lauds Pakistan’s efforts in controlling COVID-19 through a coordinated national response Staff Report ISLAMABAD: The army chief on Tuesday asserted Pakistan was safe for all kinds of tourism, sports and business-related activities, the Inter-Services Public Relations said. Speaking with Greek Ambassador Andreas Papastavrou, who called on him at General Headquarters, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said Islamabad encouraged “healthy bilateral exchanges in all areas of common interest” with Greece. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, including the situation in Afghanistan, and cooperation in various fields wereRead More

Speech by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the 76th session of the UNGA

Distinguished Mr. Chairman Abdullah Shahid! Esteemed Secretary-General Antonio Guterres! Dear heads of delegations! Ladies and gentlemen! First of all, I sincerely congratulate Mr. Antonio Guterres on his re-election as the UN Secretary-General. Today, humanity is at a turning point in its path of development and the nature of international relations is changing dramatically. The transnational threats to peace, security and sustainable development are growing. The climate is rapidly changing. The mass migration flows are increasing and traditional values are declining. I am convinced that in such a complex environment, theRead More