Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed his willingness to meet with India to discuss military tensions in Kashmir after India ends its general elections.
In an interview with NHK in Tokyo on Monday, Qureshi said Pakistan wants to resolve the territorial dispute for the sake of peace and stability.
He said he expects some sort of engagement to take place once India’s ongoing general elections are over. He added that Pakistan is ready to engage with whomever forms the next Indian government.
As for relations with China and its “Belt and Road” economic initiative, Qureshi said his government wants to promote cooperation in the industrial and agriculture fields, which would help create jobs in the country.
He indicated that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, which came to power last year, is taking a different path from its predecessor, which focused on the infrastructure and energy sectors.
Qureshi called Japan an important economic partner and expressed hope for the promotion of investment, trade and technology transfers between the two countries.