FM Qureshi concludes Middle East peace tour

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi completed his tri-nation Middle East peace tour on Saturday and left for Pakistan.
FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi, under the guidance of Prime Minister Imran Khan, toured Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States as part of Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions in the Middle East.

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During his meetings with the countries ‘ top civilian and military leadership, Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed Pakistan’s concern that Middle East unrest will impact the neighborhood and global economy.
The foreign minister stressed the need for de-escalation and dialog and communicated the willingness of Pakistan to play its role for peace in the region.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has paid a visit to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a three-day visit to the US.
Both Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Mike Pompeo exchanged views on Pakistan-US bilateral ties and other matters of mutual interest.
Qureshi said Pakistan desired coveted peace and stability in the region and was committed to playing its role in ending the prevailing tension in the region.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan had played a sincere role in the common cause of peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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He added that it was due to the joint peace efforts of Pakistan that United States after 40 years of long confrontation made peace settlement with Afghanistan.
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