ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday that growing confrontation over Iran’s nuclear programme threatens further instability in the broader region.
“In our view, dialogue and diplomacy should be the only instruments to resolve outstanding issues,” she said while addressing a debate on ‘Lasting Peace through Global Governance’ on Tuesday in Tehran ahead of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit.
“We believe that peaceful resolution of this issue is still possible on the basis of reciprocal confidence building measures.”
Khar said Pakistan believes that founding principles of NAM, including peaceful co-existence sovereignty, territorial integrity of all states and non-interference in internal affairs of other countries, provide firm basis for enduring peace and stability in the world.
“In our region Afghanistan will need support of NAM fraternity as it moves towards transition phase in the year 2014,” she said.
Calling for peace, security and prosperity in the Palestine region, the foreign minister urged a just solution of the issue on the basis of the “Palestinian people’s right to self-determination”.
Moreover, she also called for an immediate end to ongoing bloodshed by all sides in Syria in the interest of regional peace and stability.
The foreign minister also called for collective efforts in order to address issues of energy crisis, water shortage and environmental degradation.