European Union External Action

Federica Mogherini speaks to Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan

Sharm El Sheik, 24/02/2019 - 20:15, UNIQUE ID: 190224_4
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Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, spoke on the phone to Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, this afternoon regarding the current tensions between Pakistan and India following the terrorist attack in Pulwama. 

The High Representative stressed the urgency to de-escalate the situation and confirmed that the European Union is also in contact with Indian counterparts.

The European Union’s policy has always been to promote a dialogue between Pakistan and India to sort out differences. 

While appreciating the early commitment of the Prime Minister of Pakistan to reach out to India, she highlighted the need to continue addressing terrorism including clear and sustained actions targeting not only all UN-listed transnational terrorist groups but also individuals claiming responsibility for such attacks.
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