Pak wants constructive dialogue with India: Qureshi
Pak wants to have a "productive and constructive" dialogue with India to resolve all outstanding issues, including the Kashmir problem, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.
Islamabad: Pakistan wants to have a "productive and constructive" dialogue with India to resolve all outstanding issues, including the Kashmir problem, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday.
Qureshi`s remarks came ahead of a meeting of the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries on the sidelines of a SAARC meeting in Bhutan next month.
Qureshi made the remarks while responding to a question regarding the resumption of the Pakistan-India dialogue during a joint news conference with his visiting Bulgarian counterpart Nickolay Mladenov.
There is growing realisation in India that the movement in Jammu and Kashmir is "indigenous" and it should be resolved through political means, Qureshi claimed.
Both countries have exchanged proposals aimed at resuming their stalled peace process. Qureshi is expected to visit India in March for talks with his Indian counterpart.
India suspended the composite dialogue in the wake of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which were blamed on the Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba.
During the news conference, Qureshi and Mladenov responded to a question on the situation in Afghanistan by saying that Pakistan and Bulgaria are supportive of the Afghan reconciliation process to usher in normalcy.
This process should be led by the Afghans, they said. Qureshi also said Pakistan and Afghanistan are developing their relations at all levels and there has been a "qualitative change at the military and political levels during the past few years".