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FM Qureshi leaves for US

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi departed for the United States (US) in wee hours on Saturday to participate in the UN General Assembly session being held in New York next week. 

Foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua is accompanying the foreign minister in his week-long visit to the US.

In the UN General Assembly session, Mr Qureshi will present Pakistan’s viewpoint on a number of issues including the Kashmir dispute.

The FM will also meet his counterparts belonging to different countries, hold talks with the US administration and address the Pakistani community in Washington.

Yesterday, India  unilaterally cancelled a meeting slated to be held between the foreign ministers of Pakistan and India on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this month.

A day after Indian External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York on September 27, he announced to call off the meeting.

He alleged “unclean intentions on Pakistani side”.

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