John Bolton asks Pakistan to turn a page and move forward
October 6, 2018
WASHINGTON (92 News) – US National Security Adviser John Bolton termed his dialogues with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as constructive. Bolton shed light on his meeting with FM Qureshi stating: "Qureshi and I discussed the security assistance that was suspended earlier this year." The two had held talks along with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington earlier this month to discuss the regional issues in South Asia as well affairs of shared interests. Bolton added: "Qureshi and I also discussed effective strategies against terrorist’s groups and Dr Shakil Afridi’s release.” Moreover, he revealed: "We hope to work with the new Pakistani government so that we might be able to turn a page and move forward in the fight against terrorism." Qureshi had arrived back in Pakistan on Thursday following his 10-day visit to the United States during which he held meetings with prominent leaders of the US along with Pakistani officials at the embassy and delegations of numerous countries during General Assembly's 73rd session at UN headquarters in New York. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had stressed for a need to improve bilateral ties with the UK. He had stressed to enhance cooperation in political, security and defence, trade and investment, education and development spheres.