| 5 March 2024, Tuesday |

Pakistan, Afghan, Chinese FMs meet to discuss Afghanistan situation

Foreign ministers of Pakistan, Afghanistan and China have held a trilateral meeting to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan. The meeting comes against the backdrop of fears of possible civil war in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US forces from the war-torn country.

As Afghanistan faces an uncertain future, the foreign minister of Afghanistan joined his Pakistani and Chinese counterparts to discuss the way forward. The trilateral meeting is seen as part of efforts seeking a political solution to the Afghan conflict.

The three countries have agreed that there is no military solution to the Afghan war and hence the best way forward is to seek a political settlement. But the chances of such a peace deal appear grim.

This has led the Pakistani prime minister to express concerns that Afghanistan may slip into another phase of civil war.