Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi had telephonic conversations with his counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE and Turkey today.

There was wide-ranging exchange of views on the unfolding situation in the region.

Highlighting Pakistan’s deep concern over the recent developments, the Foreign Minister underscored the imperative of avoidance of conflict, exercise of maximum restraint, and de-escalation of tensions.

He renewed the call on all parties concerned to abide by the UN Charter and principles of international law to settle differences through peaceful means.

The Foreign Minister also reaffirmed that Pakistan would neither let its soil be used against any other State nor become part of any regional conflict.

Sharing Pakistan’s perspective, the Foreign Minister expressed the hope that the progress made in the Afghan peace process would be preserved and further advanced.

The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan’s readiness to continue to play a role in preventing further escalation and maintaining regional peace and stability.

Islamabad

05 January 2020

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