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Pakistan holds key envoys' conference on US South Asia policy

Pakistan holds key envoys' conference on US South Asia policy”

According to details, Pakistan's envoys at the United Nations, United States, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iran and India are participating in the conference to discuss the foreign policy in the light of current geopolitical and regional situation.

Being a peace-loving country, Pakistan wants amicable ties with neighbours on equal basis, the foreign minister said. Trump, in his first prime-time televised address to announce his Afghanistan and South Asia policy, hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to "agents of chaos" that kill Americans in Afghanistan and warned Islamabad that it has "much to lose" by harbouring terrorists.

About Kashmir issue, Khawaja Asif said Pakistan would continue moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiri brethrens, adding that there is need to raise the issue human rights violations in occupied Kashmir at all global forums.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqaan Abbasi will address the meeting on concluding session which will be held on September 07.

Pakistan's ambassador to US, Aizaz Chaudhry briefed the participants about US policy and asked for suggestions.

Afghan Policy by the U.S. in which President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of allegedly providing shelter to elements of chaos and extremism will also be discussed in the meeting.

"At the request of the Government of Pakistan, Acting Assistant Secretary Wells' trip has been postponed until a mutually convenient time", a U.S. Embassy spokesperson told an global news agency in Islamabad.

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