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US-China Differences :- Pakistan Willing To Play Positive Role : PM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says Pakistan is willing to play a positive role to bridge the US-China differences in the interest of peace and stability in the World.

In a wide-ranging interview with Newsweek, he said Pakistan has traditionally maintained good relations with both countries and historically, it was Pakistan that acted as a bridge in opening up relationship between them.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan continues to highlight the need for avoidance of a confrontational approach.

He said the bloc politics and any drift towards cold war will not produce any positive results but would be counterproductive for growth and stability.

On tensions with India, the Prime Minister said Pakistan desires good relations with all neighbours, but New Delhi’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 in the Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are a huge setback to Islamabad’s efforts to build regional peace.

He said Pakistan has always been ready to promote peace in the region on the basis of mutual respect and sovereign equality.

He said the core issue between India and Pakistan is the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, the resolution of which will open new vistas of cooperation in the region.