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Pakistan rejects ‘misleading’ Indian media reports on diplomat’s visa


While responding to media queries regarding the visa matter of a senior Indian diplomat, the Ministry of Foreign Affair (MoFa) on Sunday said that leaking misleading information and twisting facts was not only contrary to diplomatic norms but also not helpful in the conduct of diplomatic relations.

“The news in certain sections of Indian media, quoting sources in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, regarding assignment visa for senior Indian diplomat Jayant Khobragade proposed as Charge d’ Affaires at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, is misleading,” Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a statement.

He said that following India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Pakistan took a number of steps, including the downgrading of diplomatic relations with India. “The purpose of downgrading the relations was to register Pakistan’s strong protest and condemnation of India’s illegal,

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Moscow hopes no visa issues to arise for Russian diplomats headed to 75th UNGA session

Sep 19, 2020 21:18 IST

Moscow [Russia], September 19 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia expects its diplomats to encounter no repetition of obstacles with getting visas to the United States when traveling to attend the 75th high-level week of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Pyotr Ilyichev, the head of the Department of International Organisations at the Russian Foreign Ministry, told Sputnik on Saturday.
Last year, the US denied entry visas to 18 Russian diplomats, among delegates from other foreign countries, to attend the 74th UNGA high-level week. This included envoys to the meetings of the First and Sixth UN Committees handling disarmament and legal affairs, respectively. Ilyichev said Moscow regularly raised this issue in its communications with Washington as well as the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly.
“We hope that Washington will become more responsible with regard to its obligations and prevent a repetition of this scenario

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