FM Qureshi apprises Nigerien Counterpart on Kashmir situation

NIAMEY, Niger: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met the Foreign Minister of Niger Kalla Ankourao on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Niamey.

In the meeting, Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed satisfaction at the close brotherly relations between Pakistan and Niger, marked by common faith and convergence of views and shared perspectives.

Highlighting the need for expanding economic and commercial ties between the two countries, the foreign minister offered to continue assisting Niger through various capacity-building programmes.

Thanking Niger for its long-held principled stance on the Kashmir dispute, the foreign minister apprised his Nigerien Counterpart about the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Qureshi briefed Niger’s foreign minister on India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, and subsequent steps to alter the demographic structure of the occupied territory in violation of UN Security Council resolutions and international law, especially the 4th Geneva Convention.

In the bilateral context, the two foreign ministers agreed that the exchange of high-level visits will provide further momentum to relations between the two Countries.

The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated his invitation to his Nigerien Counterpart to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience.