Monday, 20 May 2019

Theresa May accepts PM Khan’s invitation to visit Pakistan

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s invitation to visit Pakistan.

According to the Foreign Office, both premiers spoke on the phone Sunday evening.

British Prime May praised Pakistan’s decision to release the Indian pilot it captured after his plane was shot down for violating Pakistani airspace on February 27.

PM Khan spoke to PM May about the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and the situation in the region.

According to reports, PM Imran had spoken to his British counterpart and welcomed his decision to release captured Indian pilot Abhinandan as a gesture of peace.

“The Prime Minister spoke to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan today. She welcomed his commitment to reducing tensions with India, and the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan”, revealed a spokesperson.

May had earlier commented on the situation between the neighboring countries saying: “We are in regular contact with both countries urging dialogue and diplomatic solutions to ensure regional stability. We are working closely with international partners, including through the UN Security Council, to de-escalate tensions and are monitoring developments closely and considering implications for British nationals.”

Earlier in the day, PM Khan also spoke to the emir of Qatar, who extended his help to resolve the tension between Pakistan and India.

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