ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan called his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and extended condolences on the loss of lives due to COVID-19 in Bangladesh.
The prime minister commended measures taken by the leadership of Bangladesh to contain the spread of the virus. The two leaders exchanged views on the steps to deal with the challenges posed by COVID-19.
PM Imran Khan apprised Bangladeshi counterpart of the government’s measures to save lives and livelihoods and about ‘Global Initiative on Debt Relief’ for developing countries.
He expressed concern on the material and human losses due to recent flooding in Bangladesh and prayed for early recovery of the people affected by the natural calamity.
In the bilateral context, Prime Minister Imran Khan underscored the importance Pakistan attaches to closer ties with Bangladesh.
He highlighted the significance of regular bilateral contacts and people to people exchanges, and said Pakistan is committed to deepening relations with Bangladesh on the basis of mutual trust, respect and sovereign equality.
Reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to SAARC, the prime minister underlined the importance of both countries working for enhanced regional cooperation for sustainable peace and prosperity.
Imran Khan shared Pakistan’s perspective on the grave situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and stressed the importance of peaceful resolution the dispute for a safe and prosperous region. He invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to visit Pakistan.
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