LONDON: The Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry MP, and Imran Hussain MP visited Pakistan High Commission separately and held detailed meeting with the High Commissioner, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria.
They discussed regional situation, recent developments in Pakistan and the United Kingdom, and prospects of promoting bilateral cooperation, particularly in economic field.
In the context of regional situation, the Shadow Foreign Secretary expressed concern over recent escalation of tension between India and Pakistan and for the welfare of Kashmiri people due to lingering on of Kashmir dispute for seven decades.
The High Commissioner apprised her on the current status of the situation and briefed her on the steps taken by the Government of Pakistan to de-escalate the tension including the Prime Minister’s offer of dialogue, and return of captured Indian pilot as a gesture of peace.
MP Emily appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative to defuse tension.