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FM hopes for enhanced relations with US under Biden Administration


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Jan, 2021. 12:53 pm
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Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan desires to engage with the new US administration for enhancement of bilateral relations and mutual interests.

According to the details, in a statement today (Wednesday), Shah Mahmood Qureshi said a new administration is assuming responsibilities in the United States today.

The Minister said US President-elect Joe Biden has a clear perspective about the South Asian region. He said the two sides have conformity of views about Afghanistan and other priorities such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the strategy to deal with the climate change issue.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the United States had a bipartisan opinion about India, but it is welcoming that the new US administration has a clear stance about protection of human rights.

He said the world is pointing out gross human rights violations in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed hope the new US administration will play a role in getting stopped the Indian oppression against the eight million unarmed Kashmiris.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi earlier said that Pakistan’s future relationship with the US under a Biden administration.

Qureshi said that Biden will have a different approach than Trump, added that the incoming administration would, “prefer negotiations over confrontation” with Pakistan, according to Pakistan media.

It may be noted that Joe Biden will take oath as the 46th President of the United States in Washington tonight. Kamala Harris will also be sworn in as Vice president of the country.

Joe Biden will deliver his inaugural address. He will lay out the vision for his administration over the next four years. Biden will elaborate on his plans to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, strengthen the economy and unify the nation.

The official ceremony will conclude with a “Parade Across America,” that features communities from across the nation and their performances.

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