PM Imran’s visit to US will help reinvigorate long-standing bilateral ties: FO

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and the US President Donald Trump will have wide ranging interaction at the White House on 22nd of this month covering bilateral and regional matters.

At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad today, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the three-day visit by Pakistan Prime Minister will help renew and reinvigorate long standing ties between the two countries.

He said it will contribute towards building a broad based, long term and enduring partnership between the two countries on the basis of mutual interest and mutual benefit.

The spokesperson said Pakistan and India will hold a meeting on Sunday to discuss the draft agreement for finalizing the modalities of Kartarpur Corridor.

The Indian delegation will come to Pakistan for the talks to be held at Wagah.

He said the first meeting on Kartarpur corridor was held on 14th March while the meeting scheduled for 2nd April could not take place.

The spokesperson said that the International Court of Justice will give its judgment in Kulbushan Yadav case on the 17th of this month. He said we cannot prejudge the judgment but Pakistan, he said, fully contested the case before the ICJ.

Referring to the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, the foreign office spokesperson said Pakistan has welcomed the second report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Kashmir which has once again recognized the grave human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. He said we also welcome its recommendation for sending a fact-finding mission to the occupied territory.

Responding to a question about Doha talks, Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan’s facilitative role in talks has been acknowledged and appreciated. He said we believe in an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned solution of the conflict.

He said Pakistan will continue to support international efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

When asked about the Iranian nuclear deal, the spokesperson hoped that all the parties to the agreement will be able to take effective measures to ensure its full compliance and resolve all outstanding issues through negotiations.

The spokesperson said Pakistan is fully implementing the UN Security Council sanctions related to North Korea. He categorically stated that no work visa has been issued to any North Korean national.

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