Pakistan vows to multilateral cooperation for preserving peace

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Pakistan has reaffirmed its commitment
to multilateral cooperation for preserving peace, preventing conflict
and realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The resolve was expressed by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah
Mahmood Qureshi, while speaking in a virtual High Level
Replenishment Conference for United Nations Secretary General’s
Peace-building Fund.
The Foreign Minister announced a token contribution of 25,000 dollars
to the Secretary General’s Peace-building Fund.
He said the pledge underscores Pakistan’s longstanding political,
human and financial commitment to UN’s endeavors in peacekeeping
and peace-building.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said as a major troop and police contributing
country, Pakistan take pride in its rich UN peacekeeping history.
He said over the last 60 years, Pakistan’s peacekeepers have
represented the blue flag in 46 UN Missions across four continents of
the world.
Meanwhile, talking to media at Parliament House, the Foreign Minister
rejected any possibility of bilateral trade with India.

The Foreign Minister said Kashmir is not an internal issue of India but
an internationally recognized dispute. He said Pakistan has raised the
Kashmir issue at international fora including the United Nations.
About Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister said there is no military
solution to the Afghan issue and comprehensive dialogue is the only
way forward. He said priorities of the new US administration are in line
with our vision we will continue to work for peace with it.

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