US welcomes Pakistan, India Karatarpur Corridor plan: US State Department

WASHINGTON: US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a recent press briefing that the US welcomed the talks between Pakistan and Indian on building the Kartarpur Corridor.

US State Dept Spokesperson Ortagus was responding to a question by a journalist during the routine press briefing.

The journalist asked about the US comments regarding the Kartarpur Corridor plan between Pakistan and India, to which the State Dept spokesperson responded that it ‘was certainly a good news report’.

The spokesperson said that anything increasing people-to-people contact between Pakistan and India is something the US incredibly supports.

Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal last week said there was a positive development in talks between Pakistan and India over the Kartarpur Corridor project.

Briefing the media at Wagha border, Dr Faisal said, “A consensus has been reached on eighty per cent of the issues regarding Kartarpur Corridor, whereas rest of the issues will be resolved during future talks.”

During the first meeting between Pakistan and India on March 14, New Delhi had decided not to grant visas to Pakistani journalists to cover the event.

On March 19, Pakistan and India held a technical meeting at the designated zero point to discuss the plan for the Kartarpur corridor project.

The Kartarpur Corridor connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal district with Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur.