Pakistan keen to resolve all differences with India through dialogue: Fatemi

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi shaking hand with Rep. Joe Pitts, Chairman Congress Human Rights Tom Lantos Commission at the Capitol Hill, Washington, DC on July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jul 24:  Special Assistant to prime minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi on Friday said that maintaining good neighbourly relations in the region was a key priority of the government of Pakistan.
Speaking at the Heritage Foundation on promoting regional peace, security and prosperity, he said that Pakistan also desires to resolve all differences with India through dialogue. In this regard, the recent meeting between the prime ministers of the two countries in Ufa, Russia, was an important development.
The event was moderated by Jim Carafano, vice president for the National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation. Fatemi said that Pakistan would continue to work closely with the government of Afghanistan to create an environment that promotes peace, stability and prosperity in that country and the region.
He provided a comprehensive overview of the steps taken by Pakistan to promote regional peace, security and development. During the interactive session, the special assistant responded to various questions related to different aspects of Pakistan’s domestic and foreign policy including its relations with the US, China, India and other countries of the region.
Fatemi stressed that Pakistan was keen to resolve its differences with India through dialogue in order to bring peace and tranquility in the region and beyond. He hoped that India would respond positively to Pakistan’s proposal to engage in a constructive dialogue to discuss all outstanding issues including the issue of Jammu Kashmir.
Highlighting the importance Pakistan attached to stronger Pakistan-US cooperation, Fatemi noted that since the last visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Washington in 2013, substantial progress has been made in the bilateral relations. The two sides were closely cooperating for bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan.


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