ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan desires to turn its bilateral relations with the United States towards improvement.
While speaking in the Senate on Tuesday after Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Mian Raza Rabbani sought reply on the telephonic conversation that held between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the minister said that the US Secretary of State is expected to visit Pakistan on September 5.
Qureshi said that weightage will be given to the opinion of the people and its elected representatives while taking forward relations with Washington.
The foreign minister again clarified that the handout of the US State Department regarding telephonic conservation was contrary to the facts. He said that the conservation between Imran Khan and Mike Pompeo was cordial and constructive in nature. He said that the press release issued by Pakistan on the conservation is based on facts.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi pointed out that a national security and foreign policies are interlinked and we should demonstrate unison on them. He said that given the challenges faced by the Country, unity will give strengthen to over voice.
“Despite political differences, we are united on the foreign policy,” he said.
The federal minister assured that guidance will be taken from the Parliament in formulation of Pakistan’s foreign policy.