Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed Pakistan’s desire to restructure the debts of developing countries so that they can adjust their priorities and resources to save precious lives in the insecurity caused by the coronavirus during a phone call with his counterpart British Dominic Raab.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister urged Raab to wish a speedy recovery to Prime Minister Johnson and his Foreign Minister, in addition to Prince Charles who follows the throne. During a phone conversation, the two foreign ministers exchanged views on efforts to meet this global challenge.
Furthermore, Qureshi deeply regretted the death of a coronavirus in the United Kingdom and assured his British counterpart that “the Pakistani government, as well as its people, stand alongside the British government and its people in these difficult times.”
Kureshi assured his colleague that British citizens are being cared for in Pakistan and that “Pakistan will cooperate in sending British citizens to their country as soon as the situation returns to normal.” Shah Mehmood especially thanked the British secretary for “caring for Pakistanis living in the UK”
. In addition, the Pakistani minister discussed the dire situation in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and also called for “restructuring the debts of developing countries so that they can adjust their priorities and resources to save precious lives in the face of insecurity caused by the coronavirus.
” Qureshi further stated, “We hope that as a member of the G7 and G20, the UK will play its effective role in promoting our offering on the highest platforms.” In response, the British Secretary for Foreign Affairs ordered that the proposal submitted by Mr. Kureshi regarding debt restructuring be presented and submitted to the appropriate forum.