NEW YORK: Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that many groups are working on comprehensive dialogue process between Pakistan and India to resolve their differences.
In an interview in New York‚ he said the two countries can move forward if the dialogue is started. He said the 2003 treaty about Line of Control between the two countries should be implemented.
Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani on this occasion said a proposed meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart will help improve relations between the two countries.
Sartaj Aziz reiterated the government’s resolve to create a democratic and prosperous polity in Pakistan. On the issue of terrorism, Sartaj Aziz stressed that military means alone do not suffice to defeat terrorism.
He underlined the need for evolving a multi-dimensional strategy that included dialogue, economic opportunities, resolution of long-standing political disputes and hope and justice.
The Adviser noted that disarmament and non-proliferation mutually reinforce each other and are essential to ensuring international peace and security.
Drawing attention to new strains on international rules and norms in regard to access to nuclear energy on political and commercial grounds, he called on NAM for adherence to rule of law and globally agreed norms.