Pakistan Foreign Minister writes to initiate Indo-Pak talks
New Delhi : Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday wrote a letter to his Indian counterpart Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, extending his wishes for his appointment as External Affairs Minister.
In the letter, as reported, Qureshi gave a strong pitch for talks between the two neighbours. Earlier on June 5, Sohail Mahmood, Pakistan Foreign Secretary and erstwhile high commissioner’s had visited India on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Before returning on April 14, Sohail Mahmood had also suggested that the talks between India and Pakistan is the only solution to de-escalate the tension between the neighbours.
“Sustained engagement and structured dialogue would enable the two countries to understand mutual concerns and differences, resolve outstanding disputes and build the edifice of durable peace, security and prosperity in the region,” Mahmood had said.
Following continuous militant attacks near the border region, India has stood strong to its word on no talks till Pakistan takes a strong action against terrorists residing in its territory.
Breaking the ice in bilateral ties, Khan on May 26 spoke to Modi on phone and expressed his desire to work together for peace and prosperity in the region. Modi on his part called for creating trust and an environment free of violence and terrorism for fostering peace and prosperity in the region.