Amir Khan Muttaqi the Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan had a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari earlier today.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in a special telephone conversation with Amir Khan Muttaqi the Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan discussed the brutal attack which took place near the entrance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, resulting in the death and injury of scores of Afghan people.
Mr. Zardari condemned the attack in the strongest terms and expressed his deep condolences to the families of those who lost their valuable lives in yesterday’s terror attack. He said both people of Pakistan and Afghanistan are victims of terrorism, and we must do all we can to defeat this menace.
Mr. Muttaqi thanked his Pakistani counterpart for expressing his condolences and sympathy and added that the enemy want to disturb the security but the Afghan government and the people will strictly prevent them.
Abdullah Abdullah, former Head of the High Council for National Reconciliation in a tweet condemned the attack and called it against all human and Islamic principles.
The UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also condemned the attack and stated that violence is not part of any solution to bring lasting peace to Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the UK Chargé d’Affaires Hugo Shorter, Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Iran’s Embassy in Kabul, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation extended their deep condolences to the families of the victims and wished the wounded a quick recovery.
This comes as terror incidents have unprecedentedly increased in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the recent past, resulting in the death and injury of scores of innocent civilians and security personnel.
The Foreign Ministers of both countries emphasized on taking decisive actions against the common enemy which threatens the security of the governments and the people of both countries.