Germany offers support in improving strained Indo-Pak relations   

Germany offers support in improving strained Indo-Pak relations   

ISLAMABAD: (APP) State Secretary of Federal Foreign Office Germany, Stephan Steinlein on Thursday offered Germany's full support in improving the recently strained relations between India and Pakistan.

The offer was made by the German Secretary during a meeting with National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua who gave detailed briefing about the role being played by Pakistan for bringing peace in the region, at the Prime Minister's Secretariat here.

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Stephen Steinlein acknowledged the Pakistan's constructive role in regional peace and stability.

He mentioned that Germany understands the importance of working together for bringing ever-lasting peace in the region, a press release issued here stated.

The NSA underscored the importance of keeping the strategic balance in the region when it comes to dealing with India and Pakistan by world powers.

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The NSA highlighted the recent atrocities being committed by India in Indian held Kashmir and how she is trying to divert the attention of the world from it by accusing Pakistan of baseless and ill-founded blames.

He mentioned that these atrocities and suppression of on-going freedom movement in Indian held Kashmir was cause of serious concern for Pakistan.

The NSA urged the international community, particularly Germany to play its part in finding a lasting and peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.

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The NSA stated that peace in Afghanistan is essential for having peace in Pakistan.

Therefore, all the efforts are being made to win peace for Afghanistan.

However, "our peace overtures are not being acknowledged by some antagonist elements in the Afghan government."

He also briefed the German State Secretary on the steps Pakistan had taken to address the challenge of terrorism and extremism.

In this regard, he highlighted the gains made through operation Zarb-e-Azb and the National Action Plan.