ISLAMABAD – The Foreign minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi has confirmed that India backs out of talks with Pakistan once again which is deeply disappointing.
The talks between the two nations, wherein New Dehli cancelled a meeting of the foreign ministers at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27 in New York.
Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had confirmed the cancellation of the meeting, citing the alleged killing of three Indian police officers and a personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) as the reason.
A new Government in Pakistan was expecting to discuss regional disputes and killings of Kashmiris as Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote a letter to Indian Premier Mr.Modi earlier this week and India agreed to hold talks between foreign Ministry level, However, backed off yesterday.
The press release from the office of Pakistani government’s spokesperson stated.
“Firstly, the alleged killing of BSF soldier took place two days prior to the Indian announcement of its agreement to hold the bilateral meeting.”
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi left for New York earlier today to represent Pakistan. It is expected that Mr.Qureshi will address the United Nations General Assembly 2018 next week.
Shah Mehmood expresses his view.
وزیر خارجہ شاہ محمود قریشی دوہا قطر سے امریکا روانہ ہو گئے
وزیر خارجہ شاہ محمود قریشی کی امریکا روانگی سے قبل قطر میں میڈیا سے غیر رسمی گفتگو
بھارت کی جانب سے پاکستان کے پیش کردہ جزبہ خیر سگالی کے پیچھے ہٹنے پر افسوس ہوا، وزیر خارجہ شاہ محمود قریشی pic.twitter.com/VOkWnBSnn3
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) September 22, 2018