RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Tuesday that the government is working to take the war against extremism and terrorism to its logical conclusion and promoting economic stability through inclusive growth.
He was addressing participants of National Security and War Course at National Defense University on Tuesday.
The minister said Pakistan wants friendly and cooperative relations with all countries, including major powers and immediate neighbors, and a durable solution of the Kashmir dispute.
He said turning Pakistan’s geo-strategic location into a geo-strategic asset, projecting the rightful image of the country, cultural ethos and state policies, economic prosperity and growth through multifaceted partnerships and welfare of Pakistani Diaspora abroad are also priority areas of the government.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the government is working to achieve strategic objectives of Pakistan’s foreign policy. While safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state, he said, “We are maintaining credible national security capabilities to deter aggression.”
The foreign minister said that Pakistan has been major victim of terrorism but through a collective effort of our security forces and resilient people of Pakistan we have been able to get out of this menace successfully.
He said Pakistan fully supports Afghan peace process as tranquility in Afghanistan is essential for regional peace and stability.