DAVOS: US President Donald Trump has once again offered to play a role regarding Kashmir issue.
He made this offer in his remarks to the media before a formal meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Tuesday.
The US president said America had been closely monitoring the situation in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Donald Trump said he would discuss the Kashmir issue with PM Imran Khan.
He said Pakistan and the United States enjoyed good relations and the two countries were never as much close as they were now.
Donald Trump said Imran Khan was his friend and he was happy to meet him again.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran said Pakistan desired peace in the region and would continue playing a role for regional peace and stability.
He said the Afghan issue would be discussed with the US president.
The prime minister and President Trump discussed ways and agreed to further strengthen the bilateral relationship especially with respect to enhancing bilateral trade and investments.
Both sides discussed the situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The Prime Minister underscored the need for sustained US role to help resolve the festering dispute of Jammu and Kashmir without which lasting peace in South Asia would remain elusive. President Trump reiterated his willingness to work on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and help ease tension between Pakistan and India.
The two sides exchanged views on the way forward regarding the Afghan peace and reconciliation process.
Discussing the evolving situation in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, the Prime Minister apprised President Trump of Pakistan’s efforts for de-escalation in the region. He also emphasized that all sides should exercise maximum restraint and utilize diplomatic means to reduce tensions and resolve issues.
PM Imran meets with PM of Singapore
The prime minister also met with his counterpart of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong at Davos, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, and Permanent Representative to UN at Geneva, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi and senior officials were also present.
Bilateral relations and ways and means to strengthen economic ties were discussed during the meeting.
PM meets President of Azerbaijan
PM Imran also met President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of WEF at Davos.
During the meeting, Pakistan and Azerbaijan reiterated mutual support for each other’s national causes and resolved to further deepen bilateral relations in all fields.
The two sides agreed to maintain frequent bilateral exchanges including at the highest level.
The PM appreciated Azerbaijan’s valuable contributions including as member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir and reiterated Pakistan’s support to Azerbaijan on the issue of Nagorno-Karabakh.
President Aliyev expressed gratitude for Pakistan’s consistent support on Nagorno Karabakh issue.
Imran Khan briefed President Aliyev on the grave and systematic human rights violations in occupied Kashmir as well as the devastating impact of the Indian government’s unilateral and illegal actions of August 5, 2019.
President Aliyev invited Khan to visit Azerbaijan.
Chairman of Çalik Holding calls on Imran Khan
Chairman of Çalik Holding Ahmet Çalik, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at Davos, on the sidelines of WEF Annual Meeting 2020.
Çalik Holdings is a Turkish company and operates in energy, construction and real estate, textile, mining, finance, telecom and digital sectors. It is the approved lead company for TAP transmission line project.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Syed Zulfiqar Abbasi, SAPM Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Ambassador at large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui were also present.