DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said that Pakistan being among the top contributors to the United Nations’ peacekeeping operations, would continue to respond to calls for peacekeeping.
Pakistan had a strong and steadfast relationship with the UN and peacekeeping was the cornerstone of its foreign policy, he added.
The Prime Minister expressed these views in a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon held here on the sidelines of the High Level International Conference on Implementation of International Decade for Action, “Water for Life” 2005-2015.
He said that Pakistan had formulated its 20-point National Action Plan, adopting a policy of zero tolerance and unflinching dedication towards countering the menace of terrorism.
The Prime Minister said overriding foreign policy priority of his government was a peaceful neighbourhood. “This is vital for the well-being and prosperity of our people,” he added.
“Pakistan highly appreciates and values your leadership in advancing the key objectives of peace and development, and would continue to fully support your efforts,” he added.