On Sunday night, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a telephonic conversation in which they talked about the COVID-19 pandemic and other areas of mutual interest.
PM Imran while condoling the loss of precious lives stressed that the virus outbreak was an unparalleled calamity which required better international cooperation, said a statement issued by his office.
The PM was quoted during the call saying that Pakistan, as well as other developing nations, faced the twin issue of saving lives and dealing with the virus.
The Premier thanked Canada for its support for Pakistan’s inclusion in the G20’s debt relief program. He stressed the need to broaden the fiscal space for developing nations to save lives and carry out policies to deal with socio-economic challenges, and added that Canada would help support the ‘Global Initiative for Debt Relief.’
They also talked about the situation regarding the return of each other’s citizens from their respective nations. Both expressed gratitude towards each other in this regard.
PM Imran showed grave concern about the challenges faced by the Muslim minority in India and talked about the situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K).