Pak to approach talks with India with ‘constructive’ mindset: Qureshi

Pakistan`s Foreign Minister has said his country would approach dialogue process with India with a ‘positive and ‘constructive’ mindset.

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said his country would approach the dialogue process with India with a ‘positive and ‘constructive’ mindset with a view to address all pending issues, including Kashmir.

Qureshi expressed these views during a joint meeting of the Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs of the Senate and the National Assembly here, The Daily Times reports.

He also briefed diplomats, officials and other present in the meeting about the telephonic conversation that he had with his India counterpart SM Krishna earlier this week, and said that he would stress on resolution of all issues on the basis of equality and mutual respect during the planned talks between the two leaders on July 15.

Qureshi also informed that a meeting of foreign secretaries of the both countries would be held in Islamabad in June to chalk out the agenda for the July 15 talks.

On Tuesday, Qureshi had a conversation with Krishna over the telephone, and invited him to visit Islamabad for follow up talks after the meeting between the Prime Ministers of the two countries on the sidelines of the XVIth South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Thimpu last month.