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FM discusses regional issues with British foreign secretary

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Jan, 2020. 04:25 pm
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Foreign Minister

Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister held a telephonic conversation with the British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

In the conversation he discussed a wide range of regional and bilateral issues of mutual interest.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the British foreign secretary on the evolving security situation of the region.

He shared Pakistan’s concerns with regard to the latest developments in the Middle East-Gulf region.

These carried serious implications for the peace and security as well as world economy.

He  emphasized the importance of maximum restraint and steps for de-escalation by all sides.

Shah Mahmood apprised of Pakistan’s efforts to defuse tensions in the region through active diplomatic engagement with relevant parties.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also highlighted grave human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K),

He urged UK to play its role in peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

However Qureshi briefed his British counterpart on Pakistan’s efforts in the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Although The foreign minister invited the British foreign secretary to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.

The British foreign secretary appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to support defusion of tensions and secure peace and security in the region.

Moreover He highlighted the positive trajectory of Pak-UK relations and expressed hope that these will continue to strengthen in the years ahead.

Furthermore Both of them agreed to continue to work together to strengthen Pakistan-UK bilateral cooperation and to ensure peace and security of the region.

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