Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi denied that India and Pakistan had been involved in secret peace talks mediated by the United Arab Emirates.
Qureshi said, according to the Pakistani newspaper, Dawn, that India and Pakistan “are not holding any peace talks at the present time and the UAE is not facilitating anything.”
The Pakistani minister pointed out, “There are stories about a mediating role, but in fact there is no,” as he put it.
He added, “The UAE is a friendly country and has good relations with Pakistan and India.”
Friends of India and Pakistan
And the Pakistani minister added, “All the friends of India and Pakistan constantly say that we both have nuclear capabilities and existing problems and we cannot go to war, as well as that the best way forward is dialogue.”
Qureshi emphasized that “Pakistan has never moved away from dialogue, but (on the contrary) India has moved away and has taken certain steps that have fueled the climate.”
And he continued, “Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan confirmed after the elections that if India takes one step towards peace, Pakistan will take two steps.”
He refused to mediate
In the context, the famous Qatari singer “Boughanim” confirmed that what happened in fact was a Pakistani rejection of the Emirati mediation, stressing that Pakistan had dealt a severe insult to the UAE in this regard.
Pakistan Foreign Minister
Rejects the mediation of the Emirates
What is between it and India
He said in Pakistani .. Let me give Emirates
Andy Libby settles an understanding first settles Miss Cole
The right of Pakistan to understand the face of the UAE
And Gargash takes away coffee for me
The news is true, but for Bahar from me
– Boughanim (@ abughanim73) April 25, 2021
This comes at a time when the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat confirmed the start of talks between the Pakistani foreign minister and his Indian counterpart, with the participation of the Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed.
According to the Saudi newspaper, this came on two separate visits during the past week, in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.
Read also: The Foreign Minister of Pakistan reveals the withdrawal of a number of diplomats from Saudi Arabia … What happened?
The newspaper added, “Abdullah bin Zayed discussed with Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs, relations between the two countries.”
And she continued: “It also discussed ways to strengthen them and develop and develop aspects of joint cooperation in all fields, including commercial, health and economic.”
Bin Zayed stressed, according to the newspaper, the depth of the relations that bind his country with Pakistan, which is based on a long history of joint work, trust and mutual respect.
He claimed that his country is keen to develop and develop joint cooperation between the two friendly countries in various fields in a way that serves their common interests and benefits their peoples.
The two sides discussed cooperation between the two countries in facing the repercussions of the (Covid-19) pandemic, in addition to ways to enhance collective international action to address the effects of the pandemic and ensure the availability of disease vaccines to all countries.
Expo 2020 Dubai
The UAE Foreign Minister and Shah Mahmood Qureshi also reviewed Pakistan’s participation in the “Expo 2020 Dubai”, hosted by the UAE, and will open its work in October.
On Sunday, Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Dr. Subramniam Jay Shankar, Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
During the meeting, they discussed the historical relations between the UAE and India, as well as aspects of cooperation and partnership between the two countries in several fields, including trade and health.
The two ministers reviewed the two countries’ efforts to confront the repercussions of the (Covid-19) pandemic, and ways to combine global efforts to ensure the provision of vaccines to all countries.
Abdullah bin Zayed emphasized the well-established and distinguished historical relations between the UAE and India and the continuous keenness to develop them and enhance joint cooperation in various fields, in a way that meets the aspirations of the leaderships of the two countries and brings good to their peoples, according to what was reported by the Emirates News Agency.
The UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs indicated that the UAE-India strategic partnership contributes to creating more opportunities for development in trade, economic, cultural relations and other fields.
He praised the joint cooperation between the two countries in facing the repercussions of the (Covid-19) pandemic.
These receptions come in light of news of an Emirati role in mediation between the two rival neighbors, but the ministers of India and Islamabad confirmed that the visit is to discuss relations between their countries and the UAE.
In the context, a recent US intelligence report concluded that India is more inclined than the past to use military force against Islamabad.
This came in a report issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, last week, under the title “Annual Threat Assessment to the American Intelligence Community.”
The report pointed out that “the escalating tension between India and Pakistan has increased the risk of conflict between the two nuclear-armed states.”
The report stated: “Although a general war between India and Islamabad is unlikely, the crises between the two countries are likely to become more severe; What threatens in turn of escalation. ”
He explained that “the unrest in the disputed Kashmir region between the two countries, and the occurrence of a military attack in India, could be potential flashpoints of tension between them.”
The report considered that “it is likely that India, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will respond militarily to the perceived or real provocations on the part of Islamabad.”
Follow our channel on YouTube to see all new
Click here and activate the subscribe button