Antonio Guterres called on FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Jan, 2020. 09:39 am
Antonio Guterres

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday called on United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York.

Antonio Guterres and Shah Mehmood Qureshi discussed Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) issue.

FM Qureshi highlighted Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability in the region.

The foreign minister said Islamabad is sincere for the bilateral talks on Kashmir however India is backtracking.

Talking to media after meeting the UN chief, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said people of occupied Kashmir face worst curfew.

He said the valley has turned out as a jail for the Kashmiris after August 5.

“Facts are being hide by the Indian government through worst communication blackout.”

FM Qureshi brought under discussion different other issues, including Ehsaas Programme.

He held a meeting with UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

The minister said he had thanked the security council’s president for highlighting the Kashmir issue in the council’s meeting.

“It’s the second time in five months that the security council discussed the Kashmir issue,” he said.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, he apprised the UN secretary-general of the Pakistan efforts in de-escalating the tension simmering in the Middle East.

I briefed him about the progress of my recent visits to KSA and Iran, he continued.

Pakistan’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram was also in attendance in the meeting.

FM will meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor Robert O’ Brien and other senior officials.

In the official talks, the FM will focus on Pakistan’s diplomatic outreach.

It has undertaken on the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the wake of the recent tensions in the Middle East.

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