High Commissioner calls on Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn

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APP92-08 LONDON: May 08 – A group photo (from left to right): Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Kate Hollern MP at the British Parliament. APP

LONDON, May 08 (APP):Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) called on Labour Leader, Jeremy
Corbyn here at the British Parliament on Tuesday and discussed issues of the common interest and gross human rights
violations in Indian occupied Kashmir.
According to a statement of the High Commission, the meeting was attended by Emily Thornberry MP,
Shadow Foreign Secretary and Kate Hollern MP, besides senior members of Mr Corbyn’s office.
The two sides discussed a wide range of matters of common interest, including diaspora, peace and
stability in the region.
The High Commissioner felicitated the Labour Leader on the resurgence of Party under his leadership.
He said Pakistan and the UK had historically enjoyed robust bilateral relations and the Labour Party
contributed immensely towards further strengthening these relations.
Speaking about gross human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), the High
Commissioner emphasized on the international community, particularly, UK, to play its role in resolving the longstanding
dispute.
He said Pakistan was committed to resolving the dispute peacefully through dialogue.
The High Commissioner also expressed concern over UK’s role on measures related to Financial Action Task Force
(FATF). He put across Pakistan’s stance on the matter and underlined Pakistan’s achievements in fight against
terrorism and extremism.
Jeremy Corbyn appreciated the role of Pakistani diaspora in strengthening the relations between the two
countries.
He hoped that upcoming general elections would further strengthen democracy in Pakistan.
On the High Commissioner’s reiteration of the invitation to visit Pakistan, Corbyn said he WAs very much looking forward
to visiting Pakistan.
The two sides agreed to interact more often on issues of mutual interest.