Imran Khan seeks Donald Trump’s support regarding FATF: FM Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said PM Imran Khan has sought US President Donald Trumps’s support for Pakistan regarding the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
“PM Imran Khan raised several important issues and also apprised him about the steps taken by Pakistan to meet the requirements of the FATF,” he said in a statement.
The meeting between Imran Khan and Donald Trump remained very useful. The foreign minister said it was decided in the meeting that a trade delegation from the US will visit Pakistan.
On Kashmir dispute, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the US President expressed his concerns on the situation and assured that he will talk on this dispute. He said the US President called for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
He said Trump was also apprised about Pakistan’s concerns on the tensions in the region.
During the meeting, Donald Trump had said Imran Khan was his friend and he was happy to meet him again.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran had said Pakistan desired peace in the region and would continue playing a role for regional peace and stability.
He had said the Afghan issue would be discussed with the US president.
The prime minister and President Trump had discussed ways and agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relationship especially with respect to enhancing bilateral trade and investments.
Both sides had discussed the situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The PM had underscored the need for sustained US role to help resolve the festering dispute of Jammu and Kashmir without which lasting peace in South Asia would remain elusive. President Trump had reiterated his willingness to work on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and help ease tension between Pakistan and India.
The two sides had exchanged views on the way forward regarding the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
Discussing the evolving situation in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, the premier had apprised the president of Pakistan’s efforts for de-escalation in the region. He had also emphasized that all sides should exercise maximum restraint and utilize diplomatic means to reduce tensions and resolve issues.