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US welcomes Kartarpur Corridor initiative by Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) on Wednesday welcomed the Kartarpur Corridor initiative by Pakistan and India to facilitate Sikh pilgrims.

Addressing a press conference, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in Washington that it is certainly a good news and we encourage it.

“That was certainly a good news report, wasn’t it? We encourage it,” Ms. Ortagus said. “Anything that increases people-to-people ties between India and Pakistan is something that we’re incredibly supportive of.”

Pakistan is committed to open the corridor by November, the construction work is underway in full swing. On Sunday, both the sides Pakistan and India held talks to finalise the modalities of the Kartarpur Corridor.

Briefing the media, after the talks in Wagah, the FO Spokesperson Dr Faisal termed the talks positive.

Read more: Construction work of Kartarpur Corridor enters in final phase

PM Khan had laid the foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor to link Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan with India’s Gurdaspur district, on Nov 28, 2018.

Former Indian cricketer and member of Punjab cabinet Navjot Singh Sidhu and other Indian ministers were also present at the occasion,

A group of Indian journalists and international media were also in attendance to cover the unprecedented event.



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