Inside details of Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Mike Pompeo telephone call revealed

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Inside details of Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Mike Pompeo telephone call revealed

ISLAMABAD: Inside details of Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo telephone call have been revealed.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday spoke on phone with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss bilateral relations and regional peace and security.

Qureshi who is currently on a visit to the United Kingdom for the fourth review of the two countries' Enhanced Strategic Dialogue (ESD) briefed Pompeo about the measures being taken by Pakistan in accordance with National Action Plan and initiatives being taken by the government to carry out economic restructuring.

He also spoke about steps that Pakistan has been taking for compliance with Financial Action Task Force action plan.

He also highlighted the regulatory mechanisms that have been put in place to curb money laundering and terror financing practices.

The two sides also discussed the reconciliation process in Afghanistan and expressed a commitment to work towards bringing lasting peace in the region.

The foreign minister underscored the importance of a peaceful Afghanistan as vital for regional peace and stability. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s firm resolve to play its positive role in this process and to support an intra Afghan dialogue.

He also highlighted the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity as a mechanism for strengthening bilateral relations between two countries and to have constructive engagement.

Qureshi underlined the high importance that Pakistan attaches to peace with all its neighbours.

Foreign Policy