ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China had emerged as the single most effective instrument of globalization and international development cooperation.
“Pakistan-China friendship is an example for the world and both the countries are promoting mutual partnership,” the foreign minister said while addressing a conference on the Belt and Road Initiative in Islamabad.
Foreign Minister @SMQureshiPTI addressing an Int'l Conference on #BeltAndRoad Initiative in #Islamabad.
Posted by Radio Pakistan News on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
He said realignments were taking place in the region and we sought inputs from academia and the private sector to prepare our policies that suited the interests of the country.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan was committed to the implementation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
He said Hindutva approach was permeating in India. He said Pakistan’s gesture of opening the Kartarpur Corridor was responded by India with the painful judgment on Babri Mosque. He, however, said Pakistan would fully facilitate the Sikh Yatrees to visit their sacred places.
On Nov 9, the foreign minister had prayed that may the message of love be spread up to Kashmir as well, after opening of the Kartarpur corridor.
Addressing the opening ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor in Nankana Sahib, Shah Mahmood Qureshi had asked Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to thank Prime Minister Imran Khan for this gesture and give him chance to thank Modi by lifting the curfew in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“We will have to look at who is sowing the seeds of hatred in the region,” he had said adding that today Pakistan had inaugurated the corridor of love. Doors of Kartarpur had been opened for the Sikhs of the entire world, he had said.