Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received a telephone call from British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt, today.

Foreign Minister Qureshi briefed the British Secretary of State on the evolving situation of peace and security in the region, particularly in the context of Pulwama incident. The Foreign Minister informed his British counterpart that despite aggressive rhetoric emanating from India, Pakistan has offered cooperation in investigating the Pulwama incident and asked India to share actionable evidence in this regard. He underscored that Pakistan desires a peaceful neighbourhood and would not allow its territory to be used against anyone and remains committed to working for peace and stability in the region. He urged the UK to use its influence to defuse tensions in the region.

Secretary of State Hunt stated that the UK was carefully monitoring the situation. He urged restraint on all sides and assured that the UK would play its due role in reducing tensions between the two South Asian neighbours. He also encouraged resolution of issues in a peaceful manner.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain in contact and continue to consult each other on issues of mutual interest.


25 February 2018

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