ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi – who is on an official visit to United Kingdom – had a telephonic call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss bilateral relations and regional peace and security.
Measures being taken by Pakistan as per NAP
Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed his US counterpart about the measures being taken by Pakistan in accordance with the National Action Plan (NAP) and initiatives being taken by the government to carry out economic restructuring.
Pakistan taking for compliance with FATF action plan
He also spoke about steps that Pakistan has been taking for compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. In this context, he highlighted the regulatory mechanisms that have been put in place to curb money laundering and terror financing practices.
Pak, US discuss reconciliation process in Afghanistan
The two sides also discussed reconciliation process in Afghanistan and expressed commitment to work towards bringing lasting peace in the region.
The minister underscored the importance of a peaceful Afghanistan as vital for regional peace and stability. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s firm resolve to play its positive role in this process and to support an intra Afghan dialogue.
He also highlighted the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity as a mechanism for strengthening bilateral relations between two countries and to have constructive engagement.
FM Qureshi underlined the high importance that Pakistan attaches to peace with all its neighbours. He also reiterated the priority attached by the government of Pakistan to resolve all outstanding disputes through dialogue and engagement.
Qureshi apprises Pompeo on steps taken by Pakistan under NAP
Earlier, FM Qureshi
and his American counterpart Mike Pompeo have described end of tension as imperative for peace and stability in South Asia.
In a telephonic conversation this evening, the two foreign ministers reviewed bilateral relations and peace and stability in the region. Shah Mehmood Qureshi also apprised Mike Pompeo on the steps taken by Pakistan under National Action Plan.
The foreign minister informed Pompeo about the measures taken by Pakistan for reducing tension in the region, including release of captive Indian pilot Abhinandan.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States carry special significance for peace and stability in the region. He said the US role for de-escalation in the region is laudable.