Govt implementing NAP in both letter and spirit: FM Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that government is ensuring implementation of National Action Plan (NAP) in both letter and spirit.
FM Qureshi was addressing a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, who arrived in Islamabad earlier today accompanied by his delegation.
Emphasising that war against terrorism is a regional as well as a global concern, Qureshi said “Pakistan is taking steps to deal with extremism in consultation with the political leadership.”
Foreign Minister said that he apprised his German counterpart of escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan in aftermath of February 14 Pulwama attack, and Pakistan’s response to Indian aggression.
Pakistan took a number of important steps to de-escalate tensions with India, Qureshi noted, adding that dialogue between two neighbours is only way forward.
“Diagonal is the only way forward. There is no military solution to the issue,” Minister stressed.
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He further called on International Community and United Nations to take notice of ongoing human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, addressing press conference, expressed concern at human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir and tensions between India and Pakistan.
Minister suggested that negotiations be held for de-escalation in tensions between India and Pakistan and for resolution of Kashmir dispute.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas acknowledged Pakistan’s role in ongoing Afghan peace process. He said Germany and Pakistan enjoy good relations, and reaffirmed further cooperation with Pakistan in trade as well as other sectors.
Earlier, German foreign minister and his accompanying delegation called on Qureshi. Both sides discussed matters pertaining to bilateral relations and regional situation.