Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Nationwide Safety Dr Moeed Yusuf. — AFP/File

Pakistan’s Nationwide Safety Advisor Moeed Yusuf stated Friday that Pakistan was involved concerning the evolving safety state of affairs in Afghanistan, including that peace within the nation was in one of the best pursuits of each Washington and Islamabad. 

Moeed Yusuf held a press convention within the US capital after holding discussions with senior Biden administration officers, together with NSA Jake Sullivan, on the safety state of affairs within the area on account of escalating violence in Afghanistan.

He stated that each nations ought to look to the long run, as an alternative of dwelling on the previous, when it got here to the Afghanistan challenge. “We’re involved concerning the present state of affairs within the nation,” he careworn.

He stated that sadly, Afghanistan has been shifting the blame for its failures on Pakistan.

“I got here right here on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s directives to determine a political answer to the Afghan imbroglio,” Moeed Yusuf stated. 

The NSA careworn that Pakistan desires brotherly relations with all nations. He spoke extremely of the friendship between Islamabad and Beijing, saying that “China has helped Pakistan in strengthening our financial system.”

Within the press convention, Yusuf refuted his assertion about Washington’s lack of interplay with Islamabad to the Monetary Occasions earlier this week.  

“The president of the US hasn’t spoken to the prime minister of such an vital nation who the US itself says is make-or-break in some circumstances, in some methods, in Afghanistan — we battle to grasp the sign, proper?” Yusuf had instructed the UK paper.

 Whereas briefing about his US go to, Yusuf stated he had detailed discussions with US buyers about Pakistan’s financial safety.

Responding to a query concerning the Monetary Motion Process Power (FATF) circumstances, Yusuf stated he didn’t converse on the matter with US officers.

“Pakistan has accomplished work on 26 out of 27 factors of FATF motion plan. Everybody is aware of concerning the Indian NSA’s assertion associated to Pakistan on the FATF challenge.”

In response to a different query concerning the Afghan refugees, Moeed Yusuf stated they need to be settled in their very own nation and shouldn’t be moved to different nations.

His response on the problem got here a day after the US State Division requested Pakistan to maintain its borders open for Afghan refugees.

“So, in a spot like Pakistan, it’ll be vital that their borders stay open,” a senior State Division official had instructed journalists.

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