FM seeks win-win results in Pacific

PHNOM PENH: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday said Pakistan considered peaceful and stable Asia-Pacific its priority and stressed win-win solutions instead of strategic competition among countries.
“We are of the firm view that our region should not become an arena for strategic competition. We continue to emphasize the need for win-win solutions,” he said in his address at the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum ministerial meeting.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Cambodia Prak Sokhonn, and foreign ministers of ASEAN countries attended the event.
Bilawal said Pakistan had full faith in an ASEAN-led ARF, a vital platform, for promoting open dialogue on political and security cooperation in the region.
“It has immense potential for both conflict management and resolution, and inclusive security cooperation,” he said, emphasizing that Pakistan stood ready to work with ARF partners to develop its linkages with other international platforms for confidence building and conflict prevention. He said Pakistan’s aspiration for a full dialogue partnership was a sign of its continued commitment to relations with ASEAN. –Agencies