Pakistan committed to CICA process, says FM

By Asghar Ali Mubarak

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to CICA process and the concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security in Asia.
He was addressing the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) through a video statement. The meeting was hosted by the current CICA Chair, Kazakhstan, in Nur-Sultan on 11-12 October 2021. The Foreign Minister lauded CICA’s role in providing an invaluable platform for promoting peace, security and development in the Asian continent through dialogue and cooperation.
Noting the negative impact of four decades of war and conflict in Afghanistan, he called upon the international community to support the Afghan people in their quest for peace, stability and development at the critical juncture in their history. The Foreign Minister underscored that sustainable peace in South Asia would remain elusive until and unless the core dispute of Jammu and Kashmir was resolved in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.