akistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomed “third-party mediation” to settle disputes with India, while saying that “India has always been hesitant” about the same. Qureshi is currently in the United Arab Emirates on a three-day visit.
He said that Pakistan would appreciate anyone and everyone, including the UAE, playing a positive role in easing tensions between the two neighbours. “But ultimately, it is the people of South Asia who must decide what kind of future they visualise for themselves,” he told Khaleej Times.
“Pakistan would appreciate anyone and everyone, including the UAE, playing a positive and constructive role,” he added.
“The UAE has a large Pakistan and Indian diaspora. It recognises that Indians and Pakistanis have contributed to the development of the UAE and it has good relations with both. We are happy with the role it can play,” he said during an interview in Dubai on Sunday.
Qureshi is currently on a three-day visit to the UAE to discuss bilateral relations. The foreign minister will also meet senior UAE officials.
He stressed that he is here in the UAE to discuss bilateral UAE-Pakistan relations only.