Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that if India reconsiders all the pending issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan will be more than happy to hold talks.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Pakistan (Pakistan) has once again expressed its desire to start a dialogue with India. The long-standing relationship between the two countries has been very tense. However, during the Corona crisis, the way Pakistan forgot the hostility, offered help to India. There was hope from him that the relationship could be normal. In fact, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that if India reconsiders all the pending issues, including Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan will be more than happy to negotiate.
In an interview to Turkey’s Anadolu news agency, the Pakistani foreign minister said that if India reconsiders the pending issues, including its decision to remove the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. So Pakistan will be more than happy to negotiate with India and resolve the issues already underway. Please tell that India had abolished the status of special state of Jammu and Kashmir on August 2019. After this, the state was divided into two union territories. This move of New Delhi caused a significant decline in Indo-Pak relations.
Both countries cannot bear the burden of war, need to sit and talk: Qureshi
The Pakistani Foreign Minister said that his country has issues with Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, and some other water related issues with India. Negotiation is the only way to resolve these issues and move forward. Qureshi interviewed the Turkish Anadolu news agency and the Dawn newspaper published it on Monday. Qureshi, who came to Turkey on a two-day tour, said, “We could not bear the burden of war.” You know that it will be harmful to both (countries). No sensitive person will advocate such a policy. That is why we need to sit and talk.
Pakistan will create a terror-free environment, only then will talks: India
India has told Pakistan that it wants to have a normal relationship with Islamabad. But it has to create an atmosphere free of terror, instability and violence. India has said that it is the responsibility of Pakistan to create an atmosphere free from terror and instability. Qureshi said that the recent commitment on the ceasefire between the two countries is a positive step. Significantly, India and Pakistan said in a surprise announcement on 25 February that they had agreed to strictly abide by all agreements on the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other areas.
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