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Pakistan raises Kashmir issue with visiting US delegation saying it has implications for security in region

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday raised the Kashmir issue with a visiting US delegation and said the decade-long dispute has implications for peace and security in the region.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

US delegation led by Ambassador Alice G Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, called on foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua in Islamabad.

The foreign secretary drew attention of the US delegation on the situation in Kashmir and the "brutal repression of a just and peaceful struggle, and its implications for peace and security in the region," the Foreign Office said in a statement.

Pakistan's perspectives on challenges confronting the region including the security situation in Afghanistan were also discussed during their meeting, it said.

The foreign secretary hoped that the ongoing US review would result in a comprehensive political strategy to promote reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan and the region, it added.

She assured Wells that Pakistan supports all initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable peace and security in the region and emphasized that a strong partnership with the US was critical in achieving these shared objectives.

Published Date: Aug 03, 2017 18:49 PM | Updated Date: Aug 03, 2017 18:49 PM

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