India will pursue peace with Pakistan: Natwar
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh said on Sunday that he would carry forward the peace process with Pakistan during his visit to Islamabad this month to attend a meeting of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) foreign ministers.
“I am going there to take part in a meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers and we will carry forward what has taken place till now. The change in the mood of both countries is quite clear,” Singh said while speaking at a function organised by the Nehru Centre.
Singh will attend a two-day meeting of the SAARC foreign ministers that is scheduled on July 21 in Islamabad. He is expected to meet Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri on July 22, according to IANS. Singh reiterated that India had a strong and highly flexible foreign policy that was not dedicated to any doctrine. “We are committed to have the closest relationship with the US in all areas, and today the current world order is effectively tackling terrorism through political and economic ways,” said Singh. Speaking on the sidelines of the function, Singh said India valued its relations with Israel but it would not be at the expense of the Palestine issue. online