Thursday, February 2, 2023

US urges PM Imran Khan to play his role in Russia-Ukraine conflict

A pre-scheduled bilateral visit by Prime Minister Imran Khan to Moscow took on increased significance when the United States encouraged him to do his bit to prevent a “costly” and “destabilizing confrontation” following the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

The United States has stated that it has been in contact with Islamabad on the worsening situation.

During his daily briefing on Wednesday, State Department spokesman Ned Price responded to a question by saying, “We believe it is the responsibility of every responsible country around the world to express concern and opposition to what (President Vladimir) Putin appears to have in mind for Ukraine.” Price was responding to a question about what Putin appears to have in mind for Ukraine.

PM Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Moscow on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin and address a variety of subjects, including economic collaboration. His visit comes only hours after the United States and a number of other Western countries imposed further sanctions on Russia in response to its military deployment in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region.

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As part of its “longstanding partnership and cooperation” with Pakistan, the United States has communicated its position on Russia’s further renewed invasion of Ukraine. “We have briefed them on our efforts to pursue diplomacy rather than war,” a spokesman said, underscoring the country’s “longstanding partnership and cooperation” with the United States.

“When it comes to those shared interests – the aversion of an expensive conflict, the aversion of a destabilizing conflict – we absolutely hope that every government across the world would make that point clearly and unambiguously in their dealings with the Russian Federation,” Price continued.

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According to Pakistan’s Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan, who spoke at a think-tank, the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) is an important ally and partner of the United States of America.

A good momentum had been established in building the groundwork for structured and institutionalized bilateral engagement procedures in a number of areas of mutual interest over the preceding year, he continued, adding that

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