While hailing Pakistan’s initiative of opening Kartarpur Corridor, the US State Department has said it welcomes efforts to increase people-to-people contact between India and Pakistan.
In a statement, the State Department said that “we encourage steps that build confidence and foster dialogue between the two countries.”
The State Department further said that “the normalization of relations between Pakistan and India is vital to both countries, and the region.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of Kartarpur Corridor in Narowal that will connect with India’s Gurdaspur district. The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other government officials.
Former Indian cricketer and member of Punjab cabinet Navjot Singh Sidhu and other Indian ministers were also present at the occasion.