Pak envoy briefs PM on regional security | Daily News

Pak envoy briefs PM on regional security

Pakistan High Commissioner Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday and briefed him on the regional security situation following the recent tensions between India and Pakistan, a statement from the High Commission said.

The High Commissioner apprised the Prime Minister about Pakistan’s desire for peace and stability in the region and resolution of all issues through meaningful negotiations and dialogue. He also underlined Pakistan’s resolve to protect its territory against any external aggression.

Dr. Hashmat, while highlighting the repeated overtures by the Pakistani Prime Minister to de-escalate tensions across the Line of Control, emphasised that Pakistan would encourage the international community’s support for dialogue between India and Pakistan for peaceful resolution of all disputes, including the Kashmir issue.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, while acknowledging Pakistan’s perspective, stated that Sri Lanka is closely observing the developing situation between India and Pakistan. He emphasised that the security tensions between the countries should not be escalated.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe expressed the hope that both countries will resolve all issues through meaningful deliberations, which will promote peace and stability in the region.

He appreciated the role of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and underscored that Prime Minister Khan has demonstrated prudence and statesmanship under stressful situation.


 

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