Pakistan takes an initiative to de escalate tensions with India

Pakistan takes an initiative to de escalate tensions with India

ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that tension between Pakistan and India were de-escalating which was a development, and this is why they are sending back their high commissioner.

Speaking to the media, the foreign minister said that due to the reducing tension between the two neighbors, Pakistan has decided to send back Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India. He said that this decision was taken to further increase diplomatic efforts between Pakistan and India.

The foreign minister continued saying that as per decided, a Pakistani delegation will visit New Delhi to discuss the draft Agreement on Kartarpur Corridor. Thanking US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Qureshi added that US had played a pivotal role in de-escalating tensions between the two neighbors.

Qureshi also thanked the foreign ministers of China, Turkey, Russia, UAE and Jordan for helping in reducing tension between Pakistan and India during the last two weeks, local media reported.

Earlier, the foreign minister had addressed a national conference on the start of the next phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad. The minister stressed on the relationship between Pakistan and China and said that both are positive factor of peace and stability in the region.