LAHORE - The Nation Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami has said that friendly relations between Pakistan and India are out of question until solution to Kashmir according to the United Nations resolutions.

Talking to Netherlands Ambassador Marcel Devink and Netherlands Honorary Counsel in Lahore Tariq Rehman who called on him on Thursday, Nizami said the European Union and America should play their due role in Kashmir issue.

Speaking on the occasion, Netherlands Ambassador Marcel Devink said Holland was the fifth bigger investor in Pakistan who could extend logistic support for Pakistani ports. He said Pakistan should formulate a comprehensive policy to cope with security issues.

Later, during an interview, the ambassador said America and the European Union were not going to attack on Syria rather they were waiting for report of UN observers regarding use of chemical weapon in Syria. He said he did not know about the threats of attack on Saudi Arabia by Russia. He said Pakistan could play role for peace in Afghanistan. “I think this issue had been taken up during Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s visit to Pakistan a couple of days ago,” he said.

Answering a question regarding appointment of UN observer on LoC to minimise the tensions, he said they would support any effort to normalise the relations between Pakistan and India. However, he said, direct dialogue between the two countries would be fruitful. He said European Union and Holland wanted good economic relations between Pakistan and India because friendly relations were linked with the good economic relations between the two counties.

The envoy said Holland had developed economic relations with its neighbors after the II World War and it helped for establishment of peace and development in the region. He said this region Pakistan and India should develop an atmosphere of trust. He also praised efforts of PM Nawaz Sharif for peace dialogue between the two counties.