Pakistan PM stressed on immediate cessation of hostilities and resolution of conflict through dialogue
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed “immediate cessation of hostilities” in a phone conversation with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday evening.
Discussing the latest situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister Imran Khan “expressed deep regret that the military conflict was continuing and reiterated Pakistan’s principled position in support of immediate cessation of hostilities and resolution of the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.”
Prime Minister Khan also informed that the foreign ministers of the Islamic countries expressed deep concern about the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation arising from the conflict in Ukraine at the recent OIC-CFM session in Islamabad held on March 22-23
“The Foreign Ministers called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and expressed willingness of OIC member states to support and facilitate the dialogue process,” the premier said.
The Prime Minister underlined that “non-partisan countries like Pakistan were in a position to play a helpful role in reinforcing efforts for cessation of hostilities and a diplomatic solution.”
Prime Minister Khan added that he had been persistently highlighting the adverse economic impact of the conflict on the developing countries and rising prices of oil and commodities.
Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized the importance of humanitarian relief for the civilians, recalling that Pakistan has dispatched two C-130 planes with humanitarian relief assistance for people of Ukraine on March 15.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also thanked President Zelenskyy for the support extended by Ukrainian authorities to evacuate Pakistani students and nationals.