Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that international community will have to take join steps to prevent Islamophobia and ensure peaceful coexistence.
While talking to Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee of US House of Representatives Gregory Meeks through video link, FM said that Pakistan has been raising its voice against the growing trend of Islamophobia at different international forums, including the United Nations (UN).
Referring to the situation in Afghanistan, Shah Mehmood said that peace in Afghanistan is essential for peace and stability in the whole region.
“Pakistan is desirous of peace in the region, including Afghanistan. Pakistan and the United States have commonality of views about peace in the region. Peace is necessary for promotion of regional linkages. He said Pakistan has focused on geographical economic priorities,” FM said.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said cooperation between Pakistan and the United States is important for peace in the South Asian region.
Speaking on occasion, Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee of US House of Representatives said Pakistan is an important country of the region and its efforts for peace in the region are commendable.
He also expressed condolence over killing of four members of a Pakistani-origin family in Canada.