US Presented with Dossiers on Indian Intrusion in Pakistan
WASHINGTON: Pakistan presented the US copy of three dossiers submitted earlier to the United Nations on Indian intrusion in Pakistan, said Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry while briefing the media here.
Aizaz Chaudhry said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the US Secretary of State John Kerry during their meeting on Wednesday discussed a host of issues with a particular focus on Pak-US relations, concerns regarding India and Afghan reconciliation process.
To a question he said, the reason for sharing dossiers with the US was to inform the international community about Pakistan’s stance.
To another question, he said the dossiers will also be presented to India when an official interaction takes place between the two countries. Since no Pak-India meeting held during UN General Assembly meeting, the dossiers could not be presented, he added.
He said in PM Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with US President Barrack Obama on Thursday the former will share with the latter that Pakistan wants relations with the US that are not limited to security cooperation.
He said Pakistan is committed to its resolve to root out the menace of terrorism from its soil. He said Pakistan has so far spent 1.9 billion dollars on operation Zarb-e-Azb.
He said the purpose of the current visit of the PM is to promote and further strengthen ties with the US.
To a query about Pakistan’s maintenance of nuclear capability, Aizaz Chaudhry said nuclear weapons are meant to serve as deterrence in the face of any threat that may arise from India.
Commenting on Afghanistan he said: “Pakistan wants Afghanistan’s situation to improve. We want to see peace in Afghanistan. And we will play our role to facilitate the Afghan peace process.”
He said Pakistan will continue its cooperation with Afghanistan.
He iterated that the issue of Kashmir also came under discussion during the meeting with the US Secretary of State.
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