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“Pakistan recognized as a part of the solution by the world”: Qureshi

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

01st Jun, 2021. 02:49 pm
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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has on Tuesday said that the Modi government will have to restore the special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) at any cost.

In his recent statement today, FM Qureshi said Pakistan is now recognized by the world as a part of the solution and not a part of the problem due to its successful foreign policy.

“India has faced immense pressure due to its internal deteriorating situation,” he added.

About his recent visit to Iraq, Qureshi said that he briefed his Iraqi counterpart about the situation in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said Pakistan desires peace in the region.

The Foreign Minister termed the adoption of the resolution on Palestine by the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) as a major success.

He further added that Pakistan enjoys cordial relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and it desires to further strengthen this relationship in future.

Earlier, while talking to his Iraqi counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said that the fraternal ties between the two countries are deep-rooted in common history, religion and cultural values.

“Pakistan greatly values its relations with Iraq,” he said.

The Foreign Minister emphasized there are vast opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in the areas of trade, investment, education, technology and infrastructure development.

He further added, “Both Pakistan and Iraq can share their experiences in the fight against terrorism.”

Moreover, the two Foreign Ministers agreed to enhance mutual cooperation at the international forums including the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

They also stressed the need for collective efforts at the international level to control the spread of COVID-19.

Qureshi said Pakistan wants peace in the South Asian region as it is important to lift the people out of poverty.

He said the Afghan peace process must go forward. The Foreign Minister further informed his Iraqi counterpart of the role played by Pakistan to facilitate the peace process.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has taken a number of steps to facilitate Zaireen visiting Iraq.

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