APP92-16 LONDON: November 16 - Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan and UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson shaking hands before their meeting. APP

ISLAMABAD, Nov 16 (APP): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali
Khan and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reiterated their
commitment to work hand in hand for promoting peace in the region, consolidating Pakistan-UK relations and taking them to a higher level.
The Interior Minister who is currently visiting UK held a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, according to a statement issued by the Interior Ministry here on Wednesday.
The British Foreign Secretary also hosted a lunch for Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
The Interior Minister said that Islamabad had always given importance to its relationship with London since both Pakistan and UK share common foreign policy goals on many fronts.
The Interior Minister maintained that India has closed its doors for talks, putting regional security at risk.
The Interior Minister also raised the issue of Indian involvement in the internal affairs of Pakistan, terming India as the biggest irritant to peace in the region. Pakistan will not be brow beaten by such tactics, the Interior Minister added.
The brazen and unprovoked martyrdom of our soldiers will not go unchallenged, he added.
Regarding the Kashmir issue, the Interior Minister said, “Pakistan is ready to discuss the issue of Kashmir without conditions.”
He said Pakistan would continue support for the just rights of the Kashmiri people and their struggle.
Over the issue of Afghanistan, the Interior Minister emphasized that despite Pakistan’s sincere efforts for building peace and stability in Afghanistan, the response from the Afghan side was marked with unfounded suspicion and baseless allegations.
He said that international community should acknowledge the efforts of Pakistan made for a peaceful Afghanistan since it would also be beneficial for peace in the entire region.
British Foreign Secretary appreciated the efforts of Pakistani government and its role being played in the region for peace and development in Afghanistan.

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