ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has emphasized that Pakistan believes in peaceful co-existence with all countries of the region and looks forward to establishing strong and mutually beneficial relations with countries of the region.
“Peaceful coexistence, mutual respect and economically integrated region must be our shared objective and we must strive for realizing this objective,” the prime minister said while chairing a high level meeting at the PM House in Islamabad on Tuesday.
“This could be possible only when we demonstrate a commitment to our aspirations of peace, progress and prosperity”, the prime minister added.
The prime minister further said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a cornerstone of our own quest for regional connectivity and shared prosperity.
The meeting reviewed the current status of Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours and strategic partners. It evaluated various policy options in response to different challenges in regard to foreign relations.
The high level meeting focused on issues pertaining to regional, external and internal security situation. The meeting also reviewed bilateral and multi-lateral relations with neighbouring countries, future road-map for regional stability and maintenance of mutually beneficial relations with all countries in the region and beyond.
The participants agreed that Pakistan’s continued efforts and remarkable sacrifices of both men and material in the war against terrorism have produced positive results which are universally acclaimed.
The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) General Naveed Mukhtar, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to PM Tariq Fatemi, National Security Advisor Lt General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua, Secretary to Prime Minister and other senior officials.