ISLAMABAD: International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic dialog with the US nationwide Safety Adviser on Monday afternoon to debate the regional safety scenario following the just lately lethal assault on Indian troopers in Pulwama.
The aim of the decision was to convey Pakistan’s perspective on the latest regional developments to US Nationwide Safety Advisor Ambassador John Bolton, the International Workplace stated.
“International Minister Qureshi stated that Indian aggression of February 26 was a violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity and sovereignty in addition to the UN Constitution. He additionally stated that Pakistan’s response on 27 February was purely in self defence in opposition to exterior aggression,” learn the overseas workplace assertion.
International Minister Qureshi knowledgeable Ambassador Bolton about de-escalatory measures taken by Pakistan.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan determined at hand over the Indian pilot as a gesture of goodwill in direction of India. Pakistan wished peace and stability within the area. Pakistan’s Excessive Commissioner to New Delhi had additionally returned to Delhi after consultations,” it stated.
In keeping with the assertion, Pakistan will ship an official delegation to India on March 14 to debate the settlement on the operationalisation of the Kartarpur Hall.
The overseas minister additionally conveyed to the US nationwide safety adviser that his nation was able to proceed weekly contacts on the Army Operations Directorate stage.
Ambassador John Bolton stated that he and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, regardless of being actively engaged in talks with the Democratic Individuals’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Hanoi, monitored the developments between India and Pakistan and stored contact with the management of two international locations to make sure that the safety scenario within the South Asia area didn’t deteriorate.
He appreciated Pakistan measures which had helped reducing the strain and urged continued restraint on either side, in line with the assertion.
“The necessity for dialogue between Pakistan and India to search out peaceable decision to all excellent disputes was additionally emphasised,” it added.
International Minister Qureshi cautioned in opposition to any Indian misadventure, maintaining in view the forthcoming elections in India, to which Ambassador Bolton concurred.
The overseas workplace stated that Ambassador Bolton additionally appreciated Pakistan’s necessary function within the Afghan peace course of, and that each leaders agreed to work collectively to pursue the method.