Thursday, 23 January 2020

Imran Khan discusses ‘serious situation in Kashmir’ with Boris Johnson

LONDON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned his UK counterpart, Boris Johnson, during which a discussion on the “serious situation in Kashmir” was held, Johnson’s Downing Street office said in a statement.

Both leaders agreed on the “importance of maintaining dialogue”, the statement added.

The prime minister congratulated PM Johnson on assuming office as the UK prime minister. Both leaders underscored their “continued commitment to the bilateral relationship between the UK and Pakistan”.

In a parallel development, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he had expressed concern to his Indian counterpart about the situation in the disputed Kashmir region.

“I have to spoken to the Indian Foreign Minister,” Raab said on Wednesday.

“We’ve expressed some of our concerns around the situation and called for calm, but also had a clear readout of the situation from the perspective of the Indian government.”

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