‘Peaceful neighbourhood cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy’


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ISLAMABAD: Advisor on Foreign Affairs to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said economic revival, peaceful neighborhood and non-interference in affairs of other countries was cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

“Successes on foreign policy front have helped the country economically,” he said.  In this regard, he particularly referred to Chinese plans to invest $46 billion in Pakistan under the umbrella of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

About policy of peaceful neighbourhood, he said it ultimately paid back as there was visible improvement in relations with India and Afghanistan.

Sartaj Aziz said the government would focus on revival of peace process in Afghanistan and consolidation of the process of improvement of relations with India.

The advisor said foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India would meet on 15th of this month to draw up a road-map regarding comprehensive dialogue for the next six months. The dialogue will cover all issues, including Kashmir, Siachen and water.

He said there has been further improvement in relations with the United States and the two countries have resumed strategic dialogue.

Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan also enjoys good relations with the Islamic world and our policy of non-interference has benefitted Pakistan during the Middle-East the crisis.