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Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, received the visiting Parliamentary delegation from Oman headed by the Chairman Majlis Al’Shura (Consultative Council) of Oman, H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal Al Maawali at the Foreign Office today.

The Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction over the positive trajectory of the relationship between Pakistan and Oman and emphasized that it should be cemented with enhanced bilateral trade.

The Foreign Minister apprised the delegation about the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir highlighting the plight of the Kashmiri people under the continuous lockdown since 5 August 2019. He stressed that the illegal and unilateral Indian actions had not only created a dire human rights and humanitarian situation but also seriously imperiled peace and security in the region. He stressed that the Muslim countries should play their role in helping the oppressed people of occupied Jammu & Kashmir to realize their inalienable right of self-determination.

The Chairman Majlis Al’Shura highlighted the positive development of bilateral relations and appreciated the contribution of the Pakistani Community in Oman to national development. He also agreed with the need for enhanced bilateral trade. Taking cognizance of the deteriorating human rights & humanitarian situation in occupied Jammu & Kashmir, he affirmed that Muslim countries should play their role through various platforms including the OIC.

5 September 2019

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