HAGUE: Prime Minister Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said today that he informed US secretary of state John Kerry of Pakistan’s desire to use a third party to resolve the Kashmir dispute with India.
PM said this while meeting with reporters following his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit.
“The Kashmir issue should be resolved. India is unwilling to use a third party to resolve the issue.” Prime Minister Sharif said the US needs to play a role in normalising relations in the region.
Prime Minister Sharif also appreciated the US policy of stopping drone attacks in the tribal areas of the country.
“The policy of restraint adopted by the US should continue” he said.
Earlier during the meeting Pak-US relations were discussed. Mr. Kerry told Prime Minister Sharif that the United States will continue to work with Pakistan for the elimination of terrorism.
The US Secretary State also assured the Pakistani prime minister of cooperation to over energy needs.
Speaking to the media following their meeting, John Kerry said the two countries were “deeply engaged.” “We have great confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security,” Kerry told reporters.