US hails opening of Kartarpur Corridor

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WASHINGTON: The United States has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying that it sees the initiative as a positive example.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday formally inaugurated the historic corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, situated in Kartarpur, the second holiest place for the Sikh community.

The US welcomes the opening of a new border crossing between India and Pakistan, the Kartarpur Corridor, US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a video posted on her official twitter handle.

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

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.@StateDept welcomes the opening of a new border crossing between & , the Kartarpur corridor. This corridor is a step towards promoting greater . Best wishes to the pilgrims making the crossing for the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak’s birth.

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

“It allows Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, an important Sikh house of worship just inside the Pakistan border. This impressive project will transform a remote three-acre site across a sensitive international boundary,” Ortagus said.

“Congratulations to Pakistan on this initiative, and our best wishes to the pilgrims making the crossing for the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak’s birth,” Ortagus said.

She also wished Sikh pilgrims making the crossing for the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak’s birth.

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