Japan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk
On August 23, commencing at 15:30 for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan held a telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The overview of the talk is as follows.
1. At the beginning, Minister Qureshi explained about the recent situation in Kashmir.
2. In response, Minister Kono stated that Japan had been closely following the situation in Kashmir with interest. Minister Kono further requested the concerned parties to exercise self-restraint to avoid escalation of tensions. And, Minister Kono expressed his hope that the situation in Kashmir would be resolved peacefully through dialogue between the concerned parties.