Indian diplomat attends Iftar dinner hosted by Pak Foreign Minister in Islamabad
The geopolitical situation in the world as well has added to the growing list of consequences faced by the globe.
Islamabad, 31 March, 2023 : An Indian diplomat on Thursday attended an Iftar dinner hosted by Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for Islamabad-based diplomatic corps.
Foreign Minister Bilawal extended the invitation to the Indian chargé d’affaires along with the diplomats based in the capital. India accepted the invitation and its senior diplomat attended the dinner at the Foreign Office since the chargé d’affaires was not in Pakistan, sources told The Express Tribune.
India and Pakistan usually avoid inviting each other to such functions, but the presence of an Indian diplomat at the Iftar dinner indicates that there might be a possibility of engagements at the higher level between the two countries if Pakistan attends the upcoming meetings of defence and foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in India.
While addressing the diplomatic corps, the foreign minister said that he was ready to accept that a lot of the difficulties were of ‘our’ own making, referring collectively to the economic policies adopted by the previous government, The Express Tribune reported.
"We are facing economic consequences of certain decisions that are not in our control. People are facing the devastating impact of a climate catastrophe in the face of floods, in the occurrence of which they played little to no role at all. The younger generation especially, is facing the consequences of decisions that they did not make," Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said.
He maintained that the economic quagmire that has been caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is not only faced by Pakistan, but the entire world. “The geopolitical situation in the world as well has added to the growing list of consequences faced by the globe," Bilawal added.
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