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England's Abandoning Pakistan Tour Caused Financial Loss; Disappointed Cricket Fans: Qureshi Tells UK
Sumaira FH 24 days ago Tue 28th September 2021 | 11:00 PM
LONDON, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Sep, 2021 ) :Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday met British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Elizabeth Truss wherein he conveyed Pakistan's disappointment at the decision of the English Cricket board to cancel Pakistan tour.
The foreign minister felicitated Secretary Truss on her appointment, and said that he looked forward to working closely with her to put concrete shape to the mutual desire of the two sides to take the bilateral relations to the next level.
It was agreed to work on roadmaps in multiple areas of mutual interest.
Foreign Minister Qureshi apprised his British counterpart of Pakistan's climate vulnerabilities. Despite contributing minimally to global greenhouse gas emissions, Pakistan had been among the most affected and was deemed one of the most climate vulnerable countries.
Lauding Pakistan's climate credentials, Secretary Truss stated that the UK looked forward to Prime Minister Imran Khan's participation in COP-26 being hosted by the UK in Glasgow in November this year.
In addition to detailed discussions on the entire gamut of bilateral relations, the two sides also discussed the regional situation.
While lauding the recent debate in the British House of Commons on the human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK), the foreign minister apprised his British counterpart of human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces in IIOJK.
Qureshi urged the international community not to repeat past mistakes, and to engage constructively with the Taliban.
The meeting marks the second occasion within a month the two sides have met at the foreign ministers' level.