US top diplomat Alice Wells responds over the Pakistan's goodwill gesture towards India through sports

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US top diplomat Alice Wells responds over the Pakistan's goodwill gesture towards India through sports

ISLAMABAD - US top diplomat Alice Wells responds over the Pakistan's goodwill gesture towards India through sports.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on Sunday welcomed Pakistani team’s presence at the Asian Wrestling Championship 2020 being held in India.

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Welcome news that wrestlers from #Pakistan link are competing in the #AsianWrestlingChampionship2020 link in #India link this week. Sports can be an effective tool to build bridges and strengthen people-2-people ties. Best of luck to all the athletes. AGW

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“Sports can be an effective tool to build bridges and strengthen people-to-people ties,” noted the American diplomat in a tweet shared by the State Department’s Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs.

The diplomat also wished the best of luck to all the competing teams in the tournament.

Four freestyle wrestlers from Pakistan reached New Delhi on February 18 to compete in the Asian Championship after they were granted a visa by the Indian mission in Islamabad.

The Pakistani wrestling contingent is the first team link across the Wagah border to travel to India for a sporting event after the Pulwama attack in February last year.

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