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Qureshi claims India failed to isolate Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's Wednesday claimed that has failed to diplomatically isolate Islamabad, according to a media report.

Briefing Parliament, the claimed on multiple occasions tried to harm Pakistan's diplomatic ties with other countries.

Ties between and nosedived following a spate of terror attacks on Indian military bases by Pakistan-based terror groups since January 2016.

Following the strikes, India announced it will not engage in talks with Pakistan, saying terror and talks cannot go hand-in-hand.

India in September cancelled the proposed meeting between and her counterpart in citing the brutal killing of security personnel by Pakistan-based entities.

"India's failure to isolate diplomatically is a win for the country," Qureshi was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.

He reiterated to strengthen Pakistan's position in the and global arena and continue to address any challenges that may arise.

Qureshi also maintained that countries willing to invest in and benefit from mutual cooperation shall not be agreeable to India.

"It is to India's discontent that nations are willing to establish mutual trade ties with Pakistan," he said.

Qureshi's assertion of diplomatic successes of Pakistan came days ahead of planned visit by Saudi on Saturday to expand economic and defence cooperation.

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 00:30 IST