Shah Mehmood Qureshi
"It is a significant step forward by US and Taliban in advancing the ultimate aim of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan."
Pakistan was re-placed on the gray list on June 29, 2018, and given 15 months to implement a 27-point action plan agreed with the FATF.
Seven Indian engineers working for a power plant in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan Province were kidnapped in May 2018.
"Both countries are equally facing the consequences of instability in Afghanistan over the past 40 years."
"The Chinese side reaffirmed its support for Pakistan in safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and national dignity."
The report comes after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India is willing to discuss outstanding issues with Pakistan bilaterally in an atmosphere free of terror and violence.
"A decision to this effect will be taken after due consideration and looking into each and every aspect of the move through consultation."
Qureshi tried to play down the significance of the UAE's highest honour to Modi, which many in Pakistan interpreted as endorsement of his Kashmir policy.
"I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia," tweeted Khan.
Qureshi's remarks during an exclusive CNN interview on Thursday came after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the captured Indian Air Force pilot, will be released on Friday as a "peace gesture".
In New Delhi, government sources said that India has not asked for consular access to the IAF pilot and is insisting on his unconditional and immediate return.
After India had called off talks between the two ministers, the focus was on the Saarc meeting here on Thursday which put them in close proximity and Sushma Swaraj took no chances.