Any future US drone strike will be detrimental to bilateral ties: Sartaj
The Adviser expressed his concern that the drone strike has seriously undermined the ongoing efforts for Afghan peace process.
Pakistan has conveyed a strong message to the United States on violation of its sovereignty by a drone strike targeting Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
The message was conveyed at a meeting between Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson and Advisor to US President Peter Lavoy in Islamabad today.
Sartaj Aziz said any future strike will be detrimental to the bilateral ties.
He said the May 21 drone strike was not only a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and breach of the principles of the United Nation's Charter, but has also vitiated bilateral ties.
The two sides had candid discussions on bilateral relations, regional security situation and the Afghan peace process in the wake of the drone strike in Balochistan.
The Adviser expressed his concern that the drone strike has seriously undermined the ongoing efforts for Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
He said it comes at a time when Pakistan, along with other Quadrilateral Coordination Group, is engaged in serious efforts to revive peace talks between Afghan Government and the Taliban.
Advisor to the US president conveyed President Obama's good wishes for the Prime Minister's speedy recovery.