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FM Qureshi discusses pandemic with Irish Counterpart on phone

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Jun, 2020. 10:16 am
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Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said coronavirus pandemic is the most ominous challenge to confront humanity in a century.

According to details, Foreign Minister expressed these views in a telephonic conversation with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ireland, Simon.

He briefed his Irish counterpart about the latest situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan and steps taken by the Government to contain it.

The two Foreign Ministers acknowledged that working together is the best way forward to fight the COVID-19.

Speaking about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for “Global Initiative on Debt Relief” for developing countries, Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined the need for closer cooperation to mitigate the impact pandemic on the economy and stressed a global approach in this regard.

Furthermore the Irish Foreign Minister expressed support for the Debt Relief initiative and assured to play a positive role.

The Foreign Minister expressed deep concerns over continuing double lockdown and intensified military crackdown by Indian Occupation Forces in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Condemning the Indian moves to change the demographic structure of the occupied Kashmir, he said New Delhi’s policies are posing a serious threat to regional peace and security.

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