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PM Imran Khan receives call EU Council head, urges Ukraine ceasefire

A phone call from President of the European (EU) Council Charles Michel was received by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday.

As a result of a terrorist attack on a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 4, 2022, the EU Council’s President expressed regrets for the loss of valuable lives.

When asked about the current developments in Ukraine, Prime Minister Imran Khan voiced serious concern about the continuation of the military confrontation and stressed that further escalation will have a significant detrimental impact on the area and the rest of the world.

Imran Khan went on to say that he had been vocal about the negative economic impact of conflict on poor countries for a long time.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s principled position that the country will only be a partner in peace and highlighted the urgent necessity for a ceasefire and de-escalation of hostilities.

He also emphasized the significance of humanitarian assistance for civilians in Ukraine during his remarks.

The Prime Minister emphasized that Pakistan maintains good relations with both Russia and Ukraine, adding that the country has maintained close touch with both countries.

he expressed his optimism that the disagreement might be resolved through communication and diplomacy

According to the two leaders, countries such as Pakistan could play a facilitative role in these endeavors, and both sides will continue to work closely together to advance common goals.

In order to emphasize the importance that Pakistan places on its relations with the EU, the Prime Minister stated that he was looking forward to his upcoming visit to Brussels, where he would meet with EU leaders.

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Furthermore, he invited President Charles Michel of France to pay a visit to the country.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Twitter that he shared Charles Michel’s concern about the ongoing military war in Ukraine and that the violence was having a negative economic impact on developing countries.

The Prime Minister stated that he emphasized the significance of humanitarian assistance and that he underlined the call for a peaceful solution through conversation and diplomacy.

“We came to the conclusion that countries such as Pakistan may play a role in helping this endeavor. “I am looking forward to concluding our involvement in order to advance our common objectives,” he stated.

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