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U.S. welcomes opening of Kartarpur Corridor

Morgan Ortagus

(Web Desk) – The United States of America has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor while pointing out that it sees the initiative as “a positive example” for the neighboring countries working together for mutual benefit.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims to one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines in the Pakistani town of Narowal.

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The U.S. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus stated, in a video posted on her official twitter handle, that the U.S. “welcomes the opening of a new border crossing between India and Pakistan, the Kartarpur Corridor.”

“The newly opened corridor is a step towards promoting greater religious freedom,” she said.

Ortagus also sent her best wishes to the pilgrims crossing the border for the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev.

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