Islamabad: Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in his first press conference as the foreign minister of Pakistan while referring to India said that to solve the Kashmir issue there is a need to ‘stop the adventurism and come together’.
According to a report in Dawn.com Qureshi said that “We need a continued and uninterrupted dialogue. This is our only way forward.”
“My second message is for the Government of India. I want to tell the Indian foreign minister that we are not just neighbours; we are atomic powers. We have a lot of common resources,” he said.
He further said that coming to the table and talking peace is the only option. “We need to stop the adventurism and come together. We know the issues are tough and will not be solved overnight, but we have to engage,” Qureshi said. “We cannot turn our cheek. Yes we have outstanding issues. Kashmir is a reality; it is an issue that both our nations acknowledge” according to Dawn.com report.
“We may have a different approach and line of thinking, but I want to see a change in how we behave,” he said.
“India and Pakistan have to move forward keeping realities before them,” he asserted, adding that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to PM Imran Khan, in which he has indicated the beginning of talks between the two countries.
India and Pakistan have no other option but to engage in talks, new Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi said here on Monday.
“We have long-standing issues, both of us know these problems. But we have no other option but to engage in dialogue. We cannot afford adventurism,” he said, according to media reports here.
Mr Qureshi further said India and Pakistan have to move forward keeping realities before them.
He claimed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, in which he has indicated the beginning of talks between the two countries. UNI