Pakistan reiterates support to Afghan peace process

Islamabad: Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam Thursday said dialogue between Afghan Taliban and government is an internal matter of Afghanistan.

At her weekly news briefing here, she said there is no veracity in reports about sending of one hundred thousand Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia.

To a question about intra-Kashmir trade‚ she said Pakistan and India are going to hold meeting of working group on trade soon. She said various proposals will be discussed in this regard.

She said both the sides have already agreed on resumption of trade.

Regarding Pakistan’s position on Syria‚ Tasnim Aslam said there is no change in our position.

On Pakistan-Iran ties‚ the spokesperson said both the countries enjoy deep rooted fraternal‚ historic and cultural ties.

She said viewing Pakistan-Iran ties through the prism of few incidents is not appropriate.

The spokesperson said both the countries are deliberating on Pakistan-Iran border issues in the ongoing meetings.

She said all those elements who are trying to disturb our ties will be dealt in a coordinated manner.

Tasnim Aslam said Pakistan and Iran need to re-negotiate on the timeline of gas pipeline project.

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