Advisory Council meeting held

Advisory Council meeting held

ISLAMABAD: The Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs met here under the Chairmanship of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

The third meeting of the Advisory Council reviewed recent developments and discussed Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability in the region, said a press release issued here.

On the occasion, the foreign minister reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to peace and highlighted the overtures by the Prime Minister of Pakistan to de-escalate tensions across the Line of Control (LoC).

The return of the Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan to India was a reflection of Pakistan’s constructive approach, he said.

In addition, the foreign minister referred to the recent measures for de-escalation taken by the Government of Pakistan— the return of the Pakistan High Commissioner to New Delhi after the completion of consultations, the sending of a delegation on March 14 to discuss a draft agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor, and the commitment to continue weekly contacts at the Military Operations Directorate level — all effectively showed Pakistan’s positive intent.

The foreign minister emphasized that Pakistan would continue to extend all possible diplomatic, moral, and political support to Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Qureshi welcomed the contribution of the members of the Advisory Council which notably includes former senior diplomats and academics. The fourth meeting of the Council will be held in April.