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Pakistan ready to ‘mediate’ between Russia and Ukraine, PM Imran tells European Council chief

Khan stresses urgent need for ceasefire, calls for solving conflict through 'dialogue'

09:32 PM | 7 Mar, 2022
Pakistan ready to ‘mediate’ between Russia and Ukraine, PM Imran tells European Council chief
Source: Representational Photo

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with European Council President Charles Michel and offered to play a facilitating role for de-escalation in the Russia-Ukraine war.

The premier shared the development on official Twitter saying he spoke with European Council President Charles Michel and reiterated the call for finding a solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.

Khan shared concerns over the continued military conflict, apprising its adverse economic impact on developing countries.

“I emphasised the importance of humanitarian relief and reiterated [the] call for a solution through dialogue and diplomacy. We agreed that countries like Pakistan could play a facilitating role in this endeavour. I look forward to close engagement to promote shared objectives,” Khan wrote in series of tweets.

Prime Minister's Office also shared the development in this regard saying PM expressed deep concern over the military conflict and called for de-escalation amid the ongoing military operation.

Islamabad maintained a principled position that it would only be a partner for peace, and looking for a ceasefire as well as the importance of humanitarian relief for civilians in war-hit Ukraine.

Both sides also agreed that countries like Pakistan could play a facilitating role in these endeavors and that both sides would remain closely engaged to promote shared objectives.

Furthermore, Prime Minister extend the importance of Pakistan's relations with the EU and conveyed that he was looking forward to his visit to Brussels to meet the bloc's leadership. It added that PM extended an invitation to Michel to visit the South Asian country.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76

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