Pakistan FM to visit Kyrgyzstan from May 21

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will undertake a two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan from May 21 to participate in the SCO meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers, the Foreign Office said.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers will meet in Bishkek on May 21-22, 2019.

In his weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that the meeting will provide an opportunity to Pakistan to highlight its interest in the regional peace and stability.

Dr Faisal said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to participate in the SCO Heads of State Meeting being held on May 13-14 in Bishkek.

Commenting on the US-Iran tension, Dr Faisal said that the two Countries must show restraint and resolve their issues through negotiations.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson said that the recent developments in the Persian Gulf are disturbing. He said that the US decision to deploy aircraft carrier and bombers have added to the tension and the existing precarious security situation in the Middle East.

The Spokesperson warned that any miscalculated move can transmute into a large scale conflict.

Dr Mohammad Faisal further said that India should stop misleading the international community on Kashmir dispute and accept the ground realities and aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

Dr Faisal said that India cannot crush the freedom movement through its hostilities. He also expressed concerns over illegal detention of Hurriyat leaders and demanded their release at the earliest.

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