Australia has lauded Pakistan’s initiative for opening the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims.

Australian Deputy Secretary Foreign Affairs Department Richard Maude called on Pakistan’s Additional Secretary Asia Pacific Zahoor Ahmed, in Islamabad and discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations.

The meeting also discussed political, economic, trade and investment at the 6th round of Pakistan-Australia Bilateral Political Consultations.

Australian side was also briefed on the Indian government’s aggressive posturing after its illegal and unilateral actions to change the internationally recognized disputed status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and alter its demographic structure.

Meanwhile, Australian side appreciated Pakistan’s constructive role in the Afghan peace process and in the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. The next round of Pakistan-Australia Bilateral Political Consultations will be held in Canberra on mutually agreed dates.