Prime Minister’s meeting with the President of Egypt

September 24, 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan had a bilateral meeting with the President of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Abdul Fattah Al Sisi, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, today.

Recalling their meeting earlier this year on the sidelines of the OIC Summit in Makkah, both leaders reaffirmed their common desire to further strengthen bilateral cooperation across the range of areas. It was also agreed to sustain the momentum through regular high level exchanges between the two countries.

Prime Minister Imran Khan apprised President Sisi of the aftermath of India’s unilateral and illegal actions of 5 August that posed grave risk to regional peace and security. Referring to on-going human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ &K), the Prime Minister emphasized the urgent need for lifting curfew and other restrictions placed on the Kashmiri population for over 50 days. The Prime Minister further stressed the need for the international community to play its role in facilitating a just and durable solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Both leaders also exchanged views on the regional situation. In this context, the Prime Minister underscored the importance of dialogue and diplomacy in the interest of peace and security.

New York
24 September 2019