Pakistan reaffirms resolve to support intra-Afghan peace dialogue
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s firm resolve to play its positive role in peace process and to support an intra-Afghan dialogue.
Foreign Minister Qureshi, who is on an official visit to the United Kingdom, had a telephonic call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss bilateral relations and regional peace and security.
The two sides also discussed reconciliation process in Afghanistan and expressed commitment to work towards bringing lasting peace in the region.
The foreign minister underscored the importance of a peaceful Afghanistan as vital for regional peace and stability.
He also highlighted the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) as a mechanism for strengthening bilateral relations between two countries and to have constructive engagement.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi underlined the high importance that Pakistan attached 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.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed his American 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.
He also spoke about steps that Pakistan had 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.