Pak for result oriented talks with India: Qureshi

Pakistan is looking forward to a sustained and result-oriented engagement with India on the basis of "sovereign equality and mutual respect".

Last Updated: May 26, 2010, 21:03 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan is looking forward to
a sustained and result-oriented engagement with India on the
basis of "sovereign equality and mutual respect", Foreign
Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Wednesday.

Qureshi made the remarks during a meeting with Arab
League Secretary General Amre Moussa in Cairo.
Qureshi said that Pakistan and India should overcome
their disputes peacefully for South Asia to realise its
development potential.

Pakistan is looking forward to a "sustained and
result-oriented engagement with India on the basis of
sovereign equality and mutual respect," he said.

He apprised Moussa of Pakistan`s "relentless pursuit
of peace and prosperity in South Asia," said a statement
issued by the Foreign Office.

Qureshi also briefed Moussa about internal
developments in Pakistan and said the democratic government
had inherited multiple challenges.

"With the support of the people of Pakistan, the
government had achieved many successes on different fronts,
including achieving a national consensus against terrorism,"
he said.

"Pakistan had suffered enormously by this pernicious
evil. Nevertheless, eliminating terrorism was the only
option," he added.

The government and people of Pakistan were resolved to
defeat this menace with the support of the international
community.

Qureshi also briefed Moussa about Pakistan`s efforts
to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan and reiterated
Islamabad`s full support to an Afghanistan-led reconciliation
process.

Moussa briefed Qureshi about ongoing talks between
Palestinians and Israel and the situation in Sudan.

PTI