Thanks to international community for de-escalating Pak-India tensions: FM


ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday has said that Pakistan-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help in strengthening ties between both the countries.
Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, the foreign minister said that other countries are also investing in the project as it enters into next phase.The Foreign Minister said the United States played a pivotal diplomatic role in the current situation to reduce the tension.He thanked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for playing an active role in de-escalating tension between Pakistan and India. He said foreign ministers of China, Russia, Turkey, UAE and Jordan also played a significant role in reducing tension between the two countries.To a question, he said a Pakistani delegation will visit New Delhi to sort out modalities in connection with Kartarpur Corridor.Earlier, Qureshi said that Pakistan is ready to engage with India for any dialogue to end the ongoing conflict as it always wants peace in the region. He said Pakistan desires to sort out all issues with India which are hindering peace between the two countries.The minister added it is time to end all our conflicts and move towards peace. India is misguiding its public and now Indian people are not accepting Narendra Modi’s anti-Pakistan agenda, he asserted.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Indian students in Mumbai and Oxford are protesting for peace in the region. He said all the Indian designs against Pakistan went in vain as the world has totally rejected the Indian stance.
The minister went on to say that consequent to the government’s efforts and effective diplomacy, the perception about Pakistan is changed in the United States.