Washington DC: ➢ Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held the media briefing at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC, 23 September 2018.
➢ Bilateral meeting between the Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be held on 02 October 2018 in Washington DC. This meeting will take place as per invitation of Mike Pompeo extended to FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi during his visit to Pakistan early this month.
➢ Foreign Minister stated that Pakistan is pursuing the policy of re-engagement and reconnecting with our old allies who have stood with Pakistan during testing times.
➢ While answering a question regarding the future of Pak-India relations, FM reiterated Pakistan’s principled position of being open to dialogue and firmly believes that it’s the only way forward to ensure regional peace & stability.
➢ Pakistan has always played a positive role in bringing peace in Afghanistan. However, there should be an inclusive approach in order to evolve a lasting political solution to the Afghanistan conflict.
➢ While commenting on Pak-US relations, the Foreign Minister said that the relationship had recently been fractured. However, Pakistan intends to continue its engagement with the US and manage the relationship by concentrating on points of convergence. He emphasized that Pakistan wanted to have relations with the US based on mutual respect and mutual interests.
➢ Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also said that we will do what is in the best interest of Pakistan. Our Policy is Pakistan, Pakistan, and Pakistan.
➢ Pakistan would engage both the US and China at the same time. Pakistan greatly values its relationship with both the countries.