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FM Qureshi phones Japanese counterpart, apprises him of delay in visit

FM Qureshi phones Japanese counterpart, apprises him of delay in visit
February 25, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and apprised him of the reasons behind the postponement of his visit to Japan. He said: “After the Pulwama incident, law and order situation has worsened. The situation in Occupied Kashmir is also tense.” The minister said that his presence in the country is inevitable at this time. Both the foreign ministers agreed to reschedule the visit at the earliest. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and discussed the evolving regional situation. The foreign minister briefed his German counterpart on the evolving situation after the Pulwama incident and stressed that despite baseless allegations and aggressive rhetoric emanating from India, Pakistan has offered cooperation in investigating the incident and asked India to share any actionable evidence in this regard. He said Pakistan desires a peaceful neighbour and remains committed to peace and stability in the region. The German foreign minister appreciated Pakistan’s overtures and stressed upon the need to preserve peace and stability in the region. The two foreign ministers expressed satisfaction at the current level of bilateral relations and agreed to translate the existing friendship and mutual goodwill into a strong political and economic partnership.