Pakistan FM Qureshi arrives in Brussels, briefs NATO GS Stoltenberg on India-Pak tensions

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Brussels, June 25: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has on Monday met with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) general-secretary Jens Stoltenberg and briefed him over the security issues concerning the frictions between India and Pakistan.

According to ANI news reports, Qureshi held a meeting with Stoltenberg at intergovernmental alliance’s headquarter in Brussels, Belgium, and informed him India expressed unwillingness to cooperate despite Islamabad’s continued efforts, alongside South Asian peace efforts.

After concluding the meeting, the foreign minister was quoted by Geo News as saying the dialogues were essential for the relationship and understanding between NATO and Pakistan.

Stoltenberg, meanwhile, praised Islamabad’s sacrifices and efforts made for peace and stability in the Central and South Asian region, especially in Afghanistan.

On Sunday, Qureshi kicked-off his official two-day visit to Brussels to ink a long term strategic engagement dialogue agreement with Federica Mogherini, the European Union (EU) high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Radio Pakistan has reported.

Qureshi, before flying to Brussels, had stated, “Pakistan has been cooperating with NATO and we extended unprecedented help to US and NATO forces in matters pertaining to Afghanistan.”

The SED (Strategic Engagement Dialogue) would address several issues related to energy, sectoral cooperation, trade and investment, socio-economic development and good governance, human rights, democracy, and security.



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