Qureshi, Pompeo exchange views on Afghan peace process, Pak facilitation

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Tuesday held a telephonic conversation during which the two figures exchanged views on Afghan peace process and Islamabad’s facilitation in that regard, according to the Foreign Office of Pakistan.

The two figures agreed on continuing cooperation with regard to the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

They also discussed the visit of US Special Representative for Afghan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to Pakistan.

During the conversation, Qureshi informed Pompeo that intra-Afghan talks were a key component of this reconciliation process, according to the statement.

He also stressed the need for contacts between the Pakistani and US leadership.

Sources informed Geo News that Qureshi and his US counterpart also shared views on Pak-US bilateral relations and security situation of the region.

They said the two foreign ministers maintained that peace and stability in South Asia was linked to ending tensions.

Qureshi also apprised US secretary of state of Pakistan’s steps taken under the National Action Plan (NAP), the Foreign Office said further.

He said Pak-US bilateral relations were of great significance for peace and stability in the region, adding that Washington’s role in ending tensions in the region was praiseworthy.

The foreign minister informed his US counterpart about Pakistan’s efforts for reducing tensions in the region and handing over of a captured Indian pilot to New Delhi.

He further urged the United States to play its role in resumption of Pakistan-India dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues.