Pakistan sees ‘very limited’ prospects for dialogue with India

Dialogue between Pakistan and India is impossible, Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said Thursday, condemning India’s actions in Kashmir which is disputed between the two countries.

It’s hard to deal with a country thatimplementing racist policies in Jammu and Kashmirhe said during a press conference at UN headquarters in New York. “Therefore, we are well aware that economic activities, dialogue, diplomacy are ultimately ways and means for countries to talk to each other and resolve differences.“, he added. “I note that, especially at this time, given this aggressive and hostile behavior (by India), the practical space for this to happen is very limited.“, he stated.

Cross-border terrorism»

By the end of April, India had ruled out formal talks with Pakistan unless the country with a new government ended “cross-border terrorismRelations between the two countries, which have been disputed for decades, have come under renewed tension after New Delhi’s decision in 2019 to revoke the partial autonomy status of Jammu and Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region administered by India.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also complained of recent constituent changes in India which critics say weakened the voice for Muslims in the Himalayan region which is partly controlled by Pakistan. During his visit to the United Nations, Pakistan’s new minister, 33, son of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and former President Asif Ali Zardari, held talks with his American counterpart, Antony Blinken, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, among others.

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