Qureshi holds talks with Pompeo on Afghan peace process, bilateral ties


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a telephone call with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, where the two discussed bilateral relations and regional peace and security, a statement released by the Foreign Office (FO) late on Monday night read.
“FM Qureshi underscored the importance of a peaceful Afghanistan as vital for regional peace and stability,” it added.

Qureshi, who is on an official visit to the UK, also discussed the Afghan reconciliation process with Pompeo in addition to expressing Pakistan’s commitment to work toward peace in the region and it’s support for an intra-Afghan dialogue.
He also highlighted the Afghanistan Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) as a mechanism for strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. 
“Foreign Minister Qureshi briefed Secretary Pompeo about the measures being taken by Pakistan, in accordance with the National Action Plan [against terrorism] and the initiatives being taken by the government to carry out economic restructuring,” the statement added.
He spoke about the steps that Pakistan has been taking in compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. “In this context, he highlighted the regulatory mechanisms that are in place to curb money laundering and terror financing practices,” the statement read.