PM, Egyptian President agree to enhance bilateral relations

Kiani/Mustafa – September 25, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan had a bilateral meeting with the President of Egypt Abdul Fattah Al Sisi on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

Recalling their meeting earlier this year on the sidelines of the OIC Summit in Makkah, both leaders reaffirmed their common desire to further strengthen bilateral cooperation across the range of areas.

It was also agreed to sustain the momentum through regular high level exchanges between the two countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan apprised President Sisi of the aftermath of India’s unilateral and illegal actions of 5 August that posed grave risk to regional peace and security.

Referring to ongoing human rights abuses in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister emphasized the urgent need for lifting curfew and other restrictions placed on the Kashmiri population for over 50 days.

Imran Khan further stressed the need for the international community to play its role in facilitating a just and durable solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Both leaders also exchanged views on the regional situation.

In this context, the Prime Minister underscored the importance of dialogue and diplomacy in the interest of peace and security.

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