Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Pakistan is sending its envoy back to India and is ready to engage with New Delhi to reduce tensions which are “de-escalating” due to diplomatic efforts by countries like the US, China and Russia.Qureshi said it is time to end all our conflicts and move towards peace.
He said that Pakistan wanted to sort out all issues with India which are hindering peace between the two countries.”Tensions between India and Pakistan appear to be de-escalating and this is a positive development,” Qureshi said while speaking to the media here.
“Pakistan has further increased diplomatic efforts and we have decided to send back the Pakistani high commissioner to New Delhi (Sohail Mahmood),” he added.The foreign minister also thanked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his role in the current situation with India. “I did not want to say it but private diplomacy worked,” he said.
“US through private diplomacy played a role in de-escalating tensions between Pakistan and India,” he said.Qureshi said foreign ministers of China, Russia, Turkey, the UAE and Jordan also played a significant role in reducing tension between the two countries.
Qureshi said that a Pakistani delegation will visit New Delhi to hold dialogue over the Kartarpur Corridor.