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Not appropriate to view US-Pak relations through 'Indian lens', says Pak Foreign Minister Shah Qureshi

He added that it would be wrong to expect that all the differences between the US and Pakistan could be resolved in a day.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Islamabad [ Updated: October 07, 2018 6:35 IST ]
Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that the United States should not view its relations with the country only through the perspective of the ties with India or the Afghan issue. He added that it would be wrong to expect that all the differences between the US and Pakistan could be resolved in a day, the Dawn reported.

Talking to media following his 10-day visit to the US,  Qureshi stated that regional situations evolve and requirements change, but Pakistan's contribution for peace and stability in the region should be acknowledged.

"It will not be appropriate to view our (US-Pak) relations going as far back as seven decades from the Afghan perspective or the Indian lens," he told reporters in Multan after returning from his 10-day visit to the US.The foreign minister said he had tried to make his American counterparts realise this.

Qureshi, who had met US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton in Washington, said the Foreign Office will continue its efforts to represent Pakistan effectively on international fora.

Earlier on Thursday, Islamabad's efforts to seek American role in facilitating talks with India and Pakistan was rejected by the US administration. 

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