Pakistan to raise water issue with India, says Qureshi

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Islamabad, Sep 26 (ANI): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that all the concerns of Pakistan, and the issue of water would also be discussed with India.

He reiterated on Friday that Pakistan and India should focus on resumption of dialogue, which would clinch peace for the whole South Asian region.

Talking to a local news channel from New York, Qureshi said that his meeting with his Indian counterpart SM Krishna would be held on September 27, adding terrorism is not only their concern, but it was concern of Pakistan also.

"In my opinion, resumption of composite dialogue is the only way to resolve all the issues which are of great importance for both the countries," he said.

Qureshi said approach of Pakistan is constructive and attitude was positive; but keeping in mind the rift among the political forces in India "we should not have high expectations, and no major breakthrough should be expected in coming meeting with Indian Foreign Minister".

"But this is a process, and we must remain engage in this process," The News quoted him, as saying.

Replying to a question, Qureshi said Pakistan is a responsible country and is fully aware of its defence needs, and also gave importance to nuclear non-proliferation.

"Our view point is that we have to move forward keeping in mind the strategic importance of South Asia," he added. (ANI)

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