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Pak FM Qureshi discuss bilateral relations, regional security with US Secretary of State Pompeo

Pak FM Qureshi discuss bilateral relations, regional security with US Secretary of State Pompeo

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi discussed regional security with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on telephonic call

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who is on an official visit to the UK, had a telephonic call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss bilateral relations and regional peace and security, according to a press release issued by Pakistan Foreign Office.

“FM Qureshi briefed Secretary Pompeo about the measures being taken by Pakistan in accordance with the National Action Plan and the initiatives being taken by the government to carry out economic restructuring.

“He also spoke about the steps that Pakistan has been taking for compliance with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. In this context, he highlighted the regulatory mechanisms that have been put in place to curb money laundering and terror financing practices,” the press release stated.

The foreign minister also spoke to his US counterpart on the Afghanistan peace process. M Qureshi underscored the importance of a peaceful Afghanistan as vital for regional peace and stability.

“He reaffirmed Pakistan’s firm resolve to play its positive role in this process and to support an intra Afghan dialogue. He also highlighted the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) as a mechanism for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and to have constructive engagement,” the press release stated.

Foreign Minister underlined the high importance that Pakistan attached to peace with all its neighbours. He also reiterated the priority attached by the government of Pakistan to resolve all outstanding disputes through dialogue and engagement. 

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