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FM Qureshi met UNSC leaders in NY, IoK dispute remains under discussion

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Jan, 2020. 01:01 pm
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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is in New York on a mission to help defuse tensions between the United States and Iran, met UNSC leaders.

Taking to Twitter following the meetings, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said: “Occupied J&K is an internationally recognized dispute that has been on the agenda of UNSC for 7 decades.”

“Today’s discussions have once again reaffirmed its Int’l dispute status and the urgency to resolve it in accordance with UNSC resolutions & aspirations of the Kashmiri people.”

FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi further said, “In my meetings with President UNSC, President UNGA & UN Secretary General, I emphasized the humanitarian crisis and the reign of terror unleashed on innocent Kashmiris by India since 5 August 2019.”

Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expressed concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

The UNSC in New York discussed the grave situation in occupied Kashmir for the second time in five months.

After the meeting, China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun told reporters that we had a meeting on Indian occupied J&K.

He said the 15-member Council heard a briefing from the UN Secretariat on the situation.

Mr. Zhang said the issue of Kashmir between India and Pakistan is always on the agenda of the Security Council.

Earlier in a day, FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi 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 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.

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