PM phones Trudeau, urges Canadian support for global debt relief initiative

Sandra Loyd

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday held a telephonic discussion with his Canadian equivalent Justin Trudeau and while going over the COVID-19 circumstance, he thanked Canada for its support for Pakistan’s addition in the G20’s debt relief initiative.

Highlighting the need to produce higher financial space for establishing countries to conserve lives, and carry out collaborated action to fend off socioeconomic difficulties, the prime minister hoped that Canada would provide support to the ‘Global Initiative for Debt Relief’.

Both the leaders went over the circumstance developing out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other matters of shared interest, a PM Office declaration stated.

Providing deep acknowledgements over the loss of valuable lives, the prime minister highlighted that the pandemic was an extraordinary catastrophe requiring more detailed international cooperation.

He stated that Pakistan together with other establishing countries was faced with the twin difficulty of conserving lives and consisting of the infection, while at the same time supporting the economy.

The 2 leaders likewise went over the status of repatriation of each other’s nationals from their particular countries and valued the assistance supplied by the 2 sides in this context.

PM Imran revealed deep issue over demonisation of the Muslim minority in India in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He likewise apprised his Canadian equivalent of the circumstance in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), where the interaction limitations and absence of unconfined access to other and medical necessary products were intensifying the COVID-19 difficulty for the Kashmiris.

The 2 prime ministers consented to stay carefully engaged on all matters of typical interest.

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