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PM Imran Khan receives a telephone call from President of Ukraine

Karachi, March 30, 2022: Prime Minister Imran Khan and President of Ukraine Mr. Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephonic dialogue in which Mr. Volodymyr discuss the latest situation about 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.

Imran Khan added that he had been persistently highlighting the adverse economic impact of the conflict on the developing countries, manifested in rising prices of oil and commodities. He further emphasized the importance of humanitarian relief for the civilians and underlined that Pakistan has dispatched two C-130 airplanes with humanitarian relief assistance for people in Ukraine.

Recalling the recent OIC-CFM session in Islamabad, the PM informed that the Foreign Ministers of the Islamic countries expressed deep concern at the deteriorating security and humanitarian situation arising from the conflict in Ukraine.

The Foreign Ministers called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and expressed the willingness of OIC member states to support and facilitate the dialogue process.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also thanked the support extended by Ukrainian authorities to evacuate Pakistani students and nationals as well as the Embassy staff. The Prime Minister also appreciated the efforts made by other countries to facilitate a diplomatic solution.

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