- Pakistan not engaged in any peace talks with India: FM Qureshi talks with Turkish media on talks with India as well as tranquility in Afghanistan.
- Says tranquility in Afghanistan remains in Pakistan’s interest, explains Islamabad’s influence on Taliban as ‘exaggerated’.
- Claims Pakistan ready to talk with India, however autonomy for Indian Occupied Kashmir has to be recovered initially.
ISTANBUL: Pakistan has unconditionally denied that it is holding “any” peace negotiation with India with backdoor channels or with third-party arbitration.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in an interview with TRT, a Turkish media electrical outlet, noted that the UAE has excellent relationships with both South Eastern nuclear states, but there were no such talks taking place in between them.
He was describing media records asserting that the two countries are participated in secret talk with pacify tensions, with the UAE moderating the procedure.
The Gulf state’s envoy to Washington, Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, had lately informed a media electrical outlet that the UAE played a role “in bringing Kashmir escalation down and also created a ceasefire, ideally eventually leading to restoring mediators and obtaining the connection back to a healthy and balanced degree”.
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The statement had actually adhered to report that top decision manufacturers had actually satisfied behind shut doors on neutral dirt to bargain a defusion of the enhanced stress between both nations.
FM Qureshi told TRT that Pakistan “never shied away” from talks, but India has actually been doing so.
” We are not having any kind of peace talks with India as well as UAE is not helping with any such talk,” he said.
He stated Pakistan wants to sit down, yet India will certainly have to develop a favorable environment vitiated by its unilateral August 5, 2019 activity in Indian Occupied Kashmir, depriving the Kashmiris of their basic civil liberties.
‘ Pakistan’s impact over Taliban is overemphasized’.
The foreign minister, in feedback to a question, reiterated that a peaceful and also secure Afghanistan remains in the interest of Pakistan, which the Government of Pakistan and all state institutions get on the exact same web page on the issue.
To one more inquiry, the foreign minister stated Pakistan’s influence in Afghanistan or over the Afghan Taliban is overemphasized.
He claimed the Taliban ought to not be blamed for all that is wrong in Afghanistan, as there are looters from within and outside who do not want peace in Afghanistan in addition to in the area.
Qureshi said Pakistan does not want any kind of terrorist organisation to obtain a grip in the area, “which is why we have actually been playing our role and also have actually additionally begun fence of our boundary with Afghanistan to control boundary crossings.”.
Qureshi is in Turkey on a three-nation tour. He additionally visited UAE and also Iran and held talks on local tranquility, including the Covering peace process.
He went to a seminar on the concern in Istanbul, held by his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu.