Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaq leading a high-level delegation met with Pakistani Premier Imran Khan and his cabinet member in Islamabad on Friday, November 12.

Spokesperson of Afghanistan’s foreign ministry Abdul Qahar Balkhi in a series of Tweets said that Amir Khan Motaq asked the Pakistani side for further facilitation at Torkham and Chaman crossings and facilitation for Afghan trade goods’ transit to Pakistan ports.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged out Afghan transit via Pakistan would be significantly facilitated, Indian assisted wheat would be allowed to reach Afghanistan via Wagah port too.” Reads a Tweeter post.

In the meantime, a Pakistani government statement reads that the government will stand by the people of Afghanistan by extending all possible support including humanitarian assistance to withstand the coming winter season.

Imran Khan pledged to be providing essential food items including wheat and rice, emergency medical supplies, and shelter items for Afghanistan.

The Pakistani Premier emphasized that respect for human rights, inclusivity of the Afghan government, counter-terrorism, and continued security efforts are key towards stability in Afghanistan.

He also underscored the immediate need to release the assets of Afghanistan and added that Afghanistan’s de-facto authorities will constructively engage with the international community.