Qureshi asks India to create environment for fruitful talks on Kashmir
Qureshi was addressing the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on the sidelines of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.
The foreign minister expressed a hope that the international community will not allow the principles of the right to self-determination and freedom to be sacrificed in politics in Kashmir.
Qureshi said Pakistan was looking forward to more multilateral and broad-based relations with the US after ending the war in Afghanistan.
He said Pakistan wanted to break away from the old pattern of Pak-US relations and the politically active Pakistani community in the US to act as a bridge between Pakistan and America.
The foreign minister said they were looking for new possibilities in Pak-US relations in terms of trade, investment and public relations as Pakistan is an emerging market with 220 million people.
Qureshi said Pakistan had vast investment opportunities in technology and renewable energy where US companies can invest.
About Afghanistan, he said the establishment of a stable government was essential to prevent terrorist groups from flourishing in the neighbour country of Pakistan.
He said the Taliban must also live up to its promises on counter-terrorism, protection of human rights and political participation.
The Pakistani foreign minister answered the questions raised by the participants on Pak-US relations and the regional situation and presented Pakistan's point of view.
The event was attended by leading analysts, members of the think tank community and a large number of media representatives.
Reporter: Zeeshan Bhatti