Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands due in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD, 1 September 2021: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Ms Sigrid Kaag will visit Islamabad today to hold meeting with her Pakistani counterpart Foreign Minister Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Both leaders will discuss longstanding bilateral and economic relations between Pakistan and the Netherlands, and the situation in Afghanistan. The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs will also discuss what needs to be done in order to bring to the Netherlands the Dutch nationals and eligible Afghans who have not yet been evacuated from Afghanistan.

The Foreign Ministers are expected to talk about the recent developments, the scope for keeping borders and Kabul airport open, the importance of safe departure routes and possible support to that end from Pakistan. Future efforts relating to Afghanistan and the importance of security and stability, both in Afghanistan itself and in the wider region will also come under discussion.

Sigrid Kaag