NEW YORK: Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s held positive meetings with world leaders along the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The FO Spokesman said that the meeting between the prime ministers of Pakistan-India PMs is not in the schedule.
Moreover, Zakaria said that Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will leave for Moscow in the first week of October.
The visit is a continuation of high-level contact and a reflection of wish to improve bilateral ties.
The army chief’s visit to Russia will contribute to defence cooperation between the two countries.
He said that last week’s joint statement by Japan and India was disappointing.
The FO spokesman condemned the detainment of Kashmiri leaders and said that Indian forces martyred four more innocent citizens.
He demanded that the international community needs to take notice of the atrocities.
The statement had unnecessary references to Pakistan, said Zakaria, adding that India is involved in spreading terrorism in neighbouring countries and occupied Kashmir.
On Sept 19, PM Abbasi arrived in New York to lead the country’s delegation to the 72nd session of the UNGA and meet world leaders.
The Premier’s address to the UNGA — slated for September 21 (today) — will be his debut into the highest international diplomacy after being sworn in as the Prime Minister last month.