Pakistan pursuing foreign policy based on promoting trade: Aziz

Eurasia News

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s advisor on foreign affairs and national security Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday that Pakistan is now focusing on foreign policy based on promoting trade and economic relations with other countries, Dispatch News Desk reported.

In his address to a seminar on national security in Islamabad on Thursday, the advisor said that under this policy the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led incumbent government is working round the clock to promote trade relations with the European Union‚ Middle East and Russia.

Talking about Pakistan-India relations, the advisor said that the government gives top priority to improve its relations with India and positive developments took place in this regard during the last few months as a result of efforts made by the PML-N government.

Aziz said that the government is engaged in devising a comprehensive national security policy to ensure friendly relations with neighbouring countries.

The advisor said that the government will review Pakistan’s relations with the United States after the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan in 2014.

Talking about Afghanistan, the advisor said that there is no favorite of Pakistan in Afghanistan.

Sartaj Aziz said that uncertain situation in Afghanistan is a great challenge but Pakistan is committed to work sincerely for bringing peace in that country which is vital for overall progress of the region.