Connect with us

Featured

Pakistan FM Requests US To Assist in Resuming India-Pakistan Talks

Published

on

Pakistan Foreign Minister has requested the US to assist in commencing India-Pakistan dialogue and resolve all outstanding disputes between the two nuclear-armed neighbour. 

Why Islamabad Is More Concerned About Volatile Pakistan-Afghan Border Than Conflict with India?

The demand was made during a telephonic conversation between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his US counterpart Mike Pompeo, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Tuesday. Relations between the nuclear-armed rivals are tense since the attack in Jammu and Kashmir which killed over 40 CRFP soldiers.

The foreign minister informed the US foreign secretary about the de-escalatory measures taken by Pakistan including the handing over of captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman.

Both the leaders exchanged views on the current situation in the region, as well as discussed bilateral issues. “Both sides agreed that de-escalation was important for peace and stability in South Asia,” the communique read.

Qureshi said bilateral relations between Pakistan and the US carried special significance for peace and stability in the region. The US role for de-escalation in the region was laudable, he added.

The continuing Afghan peace process was also discussed during the telephonic conversation. The two leaders agreed to continue cooperation on the matter.

“They discussed Pakistan’s facilitating role and agreed that the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad’s forthcoming visit to Islamabad would provide an opportunity to further build on the gains made so far,” the statement said.

“The foreign minister reiterated that Intra-Afghan dialogue was an important component of the reconciliation process.”

Khalilzad, who is currently visiting Kabul, is due in Islamabad on Thursday.

In his ongoing visit to the Afghan capital, he held important meetings with the Afghan officials ahead of his next round of talks with the Taliban aimed at ending more than 17 years of war.

His last round of talks with the Taliban in Doha was originally slated to last two days in February, but dragged on for 16 days, eventually ending March 12 with Khalilzad saying “real strides” had been made.

On the table were proposals to get foreign armed forces to leave Afghanistan, and the Taliban to guarantee the country cannot be used as a springboard for terror groups to launch any future attacks.

According to the US State Department, Khalilzad’s trip was “part of an overall effort to facilitate a peace process that brings all Afghan parties together in inclusive intra-Afghan negotiations”. The Taliban have long refused to speak with Kabul, deeming the administration of President Ashraf Ghani — who is seeking re-election this year — puppets of the West.

More News at EurAsian Times

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

INDIAN-NAVY INDIAN-NAVY
Americas2 hours ago

What Is US’ Most Lethal Submarine Killer – The P-8 Poseidon Doing On India-China Border At 15,000 Feet?

US-made Boeing P-8I Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, also known as ‘Submarine Killer’, has been deployed in Eastern Ladakh near the...

HYPERSONIC-MISSILE HYPERSONIC-MISSILE
Featured3 hours ago

Indian BrahMos Goes Global; After Indonesia, Brazil Looks To Arms Its Gripen Jets With Indo-Russian Missile

The BrahMos-NG is intended to be a mini-version of the existing BrahMos, being lighter and shorter while still having a...

CHINA-amphibious-aircraft-AG600 CHINA-amphibious-aircraft-AG600
Asia Pacific4 hours ago

Seaplanes Set To Make A Comeback As China Threatens The US With Its Amphibious ‘Fish Dragon’

Decades ago, seaplanes proved their might during World War I for surveillance and reconnaissance. Not just that, seaplanes were later...

eurasian times eurasian times
Featured5 hours ago

Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated Near Tehran; Fingers Raised Towards Mossad

A senior scientist linked to the Iranian nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, was assassinated in Damavand, east of Tehran on Friday,...

indian-air-force indian-air-force
Featured8 hours ago

Third Indian MiG-29 Crashes In A Year – Is It Time To Bid Adieu To Russian Jets & Welcome Western Fighters?

The Indian Navy said on Friday that a MiG-29K trainer aircraft had crashed in the Arabian Sea around 5 pm...

BULLET-TRAIN BULLET-TRAIN
Featured9 hours ago

Modi’s Trillion Dollar Baby: India Bets Big On Its Largest Govt-Funded Project – The Bullet Train

India is gearing up to build its first bullet train corridor covering 508 kilometers between Mumbai and Ahemdabad. The National...

india-russia india-russia
EurAsian Region10 hours ago

India, Russia To Showcase Their Naval Might In Joint Drills In Baltic Sea

The Russian and Indian navies are likely to conduct joint drills in the Baltic Sea sometime next year, according to...

Pakistani-Passport Pakistani-Passport
Featured11 hours ago

UAE Visa Ban Starts To Pinch Pakistan; 3000 Jobs Lost In First Week As Indian Workers Rejoice

OPED By Haider Abbas

Bubonic Plague Bubonic Plague
Americas13 hours ago

As China Slips In The Covid-19 Vaccine Race, Will Russia Eclipse The US & UK To Get The 1st Shot Out?

As the world continues to battle Covid-19, a study on the efficacy of Chinese Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine, published in the...

RSS-HINDU-GROUP RSS-HINDU-GROUP
Featured14 hours ago

#LoveJihad: Democratic India Plans To Combat ‘Love Jihad’ In An Attempt To Control Interfaith Marriages

Hindu right-wing has coined the term “love jihad”, to describe the marriage of a Hindu girl to a Muslim boy....

Advertisement
Advertisement