Qureshi to leave for China today

Published March 29, 2022
This file photo shows Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. — AP/File
This file photo shows Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. — AP/File

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will leave for China on Tuesday (today) where he is expected to meet foreign ministers of other countries, including Russia, Iran and Central Asian states.

Mr Qureshi will discuss issues like regional peace and economic security and matters related to Afghanistan, the ministry said in a statement issued late on Monday night.

According to the statement, the minister said Pakistan wanted good relations with all nations, and this also went the other way round, as witnessed by the participation of several countries in a recent meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s foreign ministers hosted by Pakistan.

On Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Russia, Mr Qureshi said a message was received from an important country not to visit Moscow, but Islamabad clarified its position that the premier’s visit was mainly because of ties between the two countries.

Talking about Mr Khan’s revelation during a PTI jalsa on Sunday that he had credible evidence that an international conspiracy had been hatched to topple his government, Mr Qureshi said it was up to the prime minister as to what extent he wanted to share the contents of the letter.

Published in Dawn, March 29th, 2022

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