Pak raises Kashmir with visiting US delegation


Islamabad, Pakistan today raised the Kashmir issue with a visiting US delegation and said the decades-long dispute has implications for peace and security in the region.

US delegation led by Ambassador Alice G Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, called on Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua here.

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,” 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.