Pakistan welcomes US mediation with India

Pakistan welcomes US mediation with India

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan believes in regional peace and welcomes mediation by the United States in easing tension with India, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday.

Addressing the fourth round of US-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue in Islamabad, Asif said Pakistan has always preferred a comprehensive dialogue with its South Asian neighbour that could contribute to peace in the region, Radio Pakistan reported.

The dialogue, titled 'Convergence amid Divergence: Identifying Pathways to Cooperation in a Challenging Environment', was called to deliberate on ways to ease the strain in bilateral Pak-US ties.

Commenting on the new US strategy and the role accorded to India in the policy, the minister said US has assured Pakistan that New Delhi's role in Afghanistan would be limited to providing economic assistance to the war-torn country.

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