US assures Pakistan of limited Indian role in Afghanistan

US assures Pakistan of limited Indian role in Afghanistan
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ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif says Pakistan's effective counter terrorism efforts have dismantled the terrorist networks.

He was addressing the 4th Round of US-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue in Islamabad on Monday with the title 'Convergence amid Divergence: Identifying Pathways to Cooperation in a Challenging Environment'.

The Foreign Minister said with self defence and self-interest as our first priority we are fully committed to protecting the sovereignty of our motherland.  He said we will also not allow our soil to be used against any other country.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan has also reached out to other regional countries and regional fora like SAARC in its efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

Khawaja Asif said intelligence sharing is imperative for improving border management with Afghanistan.

He said the United States should share timely intelligence and Pakistan will take action itself. 

Regarding US south Asia Policy and the role of India, Khawaja Asif said America has assured Pakistan that New Delhi's role in Afghanistan will be limited to economic assistance only.

He said Pakistan welcomes mediation by United States in easing its ties with India as Pakistan has always opted for comprehensive dialogue for peaceful neighborhood.

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