Janjua explains security dynamics in Sochi

By Staff Reporter
Friday – April 27, 2018
ISLAMABAD: After holding high-level inter-ministerial talks with Russian federation secretary Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow, national security adviser (NSA) lieutenant general (R) Nasser Khan Janjua reached Sochi to attend 9th international meeting of high-level officials responsible for security matters on Thursday.

According to an official statement, during his speech on “flashpoints of international instability: from conflict to dialogue”, Janjua highlighted that the strategic security paradigm of the world is evolving and undergoing a fast shift.

He reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to find solutions to the conflicts through dialogue and in line with the United Nations (UN) resolutions. Highlighting the flashpoints, he questioned the forum if anyone can work out the price Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen have paid and continue to pay for the “war ‘inflicted’ upon them”.

He categorically pointed out,“Whether someone can see what is happening to innocent Kashmiris, Palestinians and Rohingya Muslims and whether someone can hear the cries of Kashmiris or are they just falling on the numb and dumb conscience of the world”.

The world of today is locked in a cycle of escalation and provocation and is only sub-servient to its self-interests, Janjua added. Elaborating upon Pakistan’s contributions to ensure global peace and security, he counted upon the successes achieved by Pakistan, its armed forces, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and people.

Janjua also highlighted the sacrifices made by the country and reiterated that Pakistan continues to follow a policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries and refrains from fighting others’ wars and is purely focused on the economic revival and social development.

Pakistan also pursues a policy of friendly neighbourhood and believes in resolution of disputes through dialogue and UN resolutions. On the sidelines of the event, Janjua held bilateral meetings with NSA of Afghanistan Hanif Atmar; secretary of the central political and legal affairs commission of the communist party of China Guo Shengkun; NSA of Egypt Faiza Abou el-Naga; secretary of supreme national security council of Iran Ali Shamkhani and secretary of security council of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev.

9th international meeting of high-level officials responsible for security matters was attended by delegations from 118 countries and representatives of the UN. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov also delivered his keynote address at the meeting.