ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Wednesday urged Spain to play its due position to assessment ban on the Pakistan Worldwide Airways fights.

International Secretary Sohail Mahmood held a video convention with Spanish State Secre­tary for International Affairs Cristina Gallach.

The alternate of views lined a broad vary of topics together with response to Cov­id-19 pandemic, bilateral relations, shut co­operation in multilateral fora, and regional state of affairs, stated a overseas ministry assertion.

The International Secretary highlighted Paki­stan’s concern on non permanent suspension of PIA flights into EU as comply with as much as EASA’s re­cent choice and referred to as for its assessment. He un­derlined that every one needed steps had been being taken by the federal government to make sure the excessive­est degree of flight security in PIA operations.

“PIA remained committed to maintaining the highest standards and quality in its op­erations,” he stated.

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The International Secretary additionally prolonged con­dolences over the lack of valuable lives in Spain attributable to Covid-19 and commend­ed Spain’s efforts to include the virus and steps to revive the economic system. He briefed his Spanish counterpart on the measures being taken by the federal government of Pakistan, with central give attention to saving lives, securing liveli­hoods, and stimulating the economic system.

The 2 sides exchanged views in regards to the socio-economic results of the Pandemic. The International Secretary apprised his Spanish counterpart of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s home stimulus bundle in addition to his name for “Global Initiative on Debt Relief” for creating international locations. The International Secretary expressed appreciation for Spain’s assist for the initiative each in EU and G20.

The 2 sides additionally mentioned bilateral commerce and financial ties. The International Sec­retary conveyed appreciation for Spain’s assist for GSP Plus for Pakistan and likewise underlined the hope that concerted efforts could be made to safeguard Pakistan-Spain bilateral commerce towards the challenges posed by Covid-19 within the shortest potential time.

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The International Secretary shared Pakistan’s perspective on the grave human rights and humanitarian state of affairs in Indian Occu­pied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&Ok), strikes to alter demographic construction of the occu­pied territory in violation of internation­al legislation, and menace to peace and safety within the face of intensified ceasefire violations on the LoC and belligerent actions from the Indian facet. He harassed the significance of worldwide group’s position in forestall­ing escalation of tensions and facilitating peaceable decision of Jammu & Kashmir dispute in accordance with UNSC resolu­tions.

The 2 sides additionally reviewed the state of affairs in Afghanistan and progress within the Afghan peace course of. The International Secretary excessive­lighted Pakistan’s optimistic contribution to the US-Taliban direct talks culminating within the Peace Settlement of 29 February 2020. He harassed that the Afghan management should seize this historic alternative and work collectively by means of intra-Afghan nego­tiations to realize a complete and in­clusive political settlement.

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