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  • Shah Mahmood Qureshi believes Pakistan and Biden admin have plenty of commonalities
  • International minister believes Biden has a transparent opinion about Pakistan and South Asia
  • Pakistan hopeful of Biden’s assistance on Kashmir, says Qureshi

On the eve of a change within the US administration, International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has mentioned that Pakistan can’t be ignored and strongly believes that no administration can ignore the nation.

The overseas minister, whereas chatting with Geo Pakistan, mentioned {that a} new world is being established out of which new priorities are coming ahead. He added that Pakistan and the incoming US administration have plenty of “commonalties”.

“Challenges will be there. I’m not saying they won’t be there. We have to face the facts, but I believe Pakistan has a lot to offer,” mentioned Qureshi, including that Pakistan is a vital nation of the area.

“Pakistan cannot be ignored and I do think that that no administration will ignore Pakistan,” mentioned Qureshi.

‘Pakistan plans to interact with new administration’

To a query about what Pakistan expects, Qureshi mentioned the folks being nominated by President-elect Joe Biden are those that learn about Pakistan. He additionally shared that he had the chance to work with them when the Democrats have been in energy final.

“They understand the region very well,” remarked Qureshi.

The overseas minister advised the hosts that Biden, throughout his time as a senator, was a “well-respected” member of the overseas relations committee.

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“He has a very clear opinion about Pakistan and South Asia,” mentioned Qureshi. He additionally talked about that Pakistan and the US have a convergence of curiosity in Afghanistan.

“There are many areas where the Imran Khan government and Biden government have a common interest,” mentioned Pakistan’s high diplomat. He shared the examples of local weather change and the COVAX initiative.

Biden admin to assist on Kashmir

The overseas minister, when requested about US-India ties, mentioned that the incoming administration will assist Pakistan in offering reduction to the folks in occupied Kashmir.

“There is one silver lining which is that this administration has a clear point of view on human rights,” mentioned Qureshi whereas mentioning the “deteriorating” human rights scenario in occupied Kashmir.

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The overseas minister mentioned that Pakistan is anticipating the incoming administration to assist Islamabad in “providing relief” to the Kashmiris from the navy siege in occupied Kashmir.

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