Twenty-two countries have coalesced to sign off on a statement to Pakistani leadership, calling for them to wholly condemn the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war. The statement specifically references a UNGA resolution which is set to be voted on this week.
This statement comes in light of Prime Minister Khan recovering from a recent trip to Russia’s capital in order to meet with President Putin himself. The PM has stated that the conflict was a “regretful” one, personally believing that the lack of “diplomacy” between the two countries was to blame for not being able to “avert a military conflict.” It is believed that the Prime Minister is choosing to stay neutral in order to drive an increased amount of FDI into the Republic amidst hyperinflation within the country, specifically from Russia’s energy sector.
The signatories of the statement delivered to the Pakistani government on Wednesday afternoon include the principal envoys of Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Norway, The Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The statement itself asserts that “as heads of mission to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, we urge Pakistan to join us in condemning Russia’s actions.”