Pak ready to resolve Kashmir issue through dialogue but ‘it takes two to tango’: Pak FM

ISLAMABAD: The newly appointed Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that his country wants to improve ties with India and are ready to resolve all outstanding issues including Kashmir through talks. He also said that they are not shy of engaging with New Delhi despite the current impasse in relations. 

“But it takes two to tango. You cannot clap with just one hand. We have a positive stance and will remain hopeful,” Qureshi said, media reports quoted him saying.

He also said the “current position of the ties between Pakistan and India was not a secret as peace talks are suspended, but we have to see how we can move forward”.

“Pakistan wants to improve ties with India and resolve all outstanding issues, including Kashmir through talks. The government is not shy of engaging with India despite the current impasse in the talks,” Qureshi told reporters yesterday after Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the Foreign Ministry and was briefed on the country’s foreign policy.

Qureshi referred to Imran Khan’s July 26 victory speech, in which he had said that his government would like leaders of the India and Pakistan to resolve all disputes, including the “core issue” of Kashmir, through talks.

Khan had said that if they (India) takes one step towards us, Pakistan will take two steps

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