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Dialogue through media increases hostility: Sartaj tells India

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said the dialogue through media increases hostility and negative perceptions.

He pushed for composite peace dialogue on table with India.

“Pakistan wants peace and is ready for talks with India if New Delhi desires so,” he said while talking to Indian media in Amritsar. He said terrorism is one of the issues to be discussed under composite dialogue with India.

It should be noted that Sartaj Aziz is currently in India to represent Pakistan in the Heart of Asia conference. The Heart of Asia Conference on Afghanistan was participated by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Indian Premier Narendra Modi along with 40 foreign ministers and dignitaries from 14 participating countries.

Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan gives utmost priority to peace in Afghanistan and that is why he has come to attend Heart of Asia Conference in India.

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He said both Pakistan and India should sit together to discuss issues instead of heated debates in the media, Press Information Department reported.

Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan is desirous of peace which requires dialogue. He said any issues can be discussed across the table than through the media. If we do not have structured dialogue, then the dialogue through media increases hostility and negative perceptions.

Adviser to the prime minister said Pakistan is committed to peace and security of the region and to promote multilateral peace for this purpose.



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