NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan has thanked the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for raising the issue of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and calling for a solution to this long-standing dispute.
In his address at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Turkish president criticized the international community for failing to pay attention to Kashmir conflict which awaits solution for the last 72 years.
Tayyip Erdogan said that it is imperative to solve the Kashmir problem through dialogue and on the basis of justice and equity. He said that the stability and prosperity of South Asia cannot be separated from the Kashmir issue.
“I appreciate President Erdogan’s statement that the stability and prosperity of South Asia cannot be separated from the Kashmir issue,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a statement.
“I thank Turkey’s President Erdogan for raising the issue of IOJK in the UN General Assembly & calling for a solution to this long-standing dispute. Referring to the siege of IOJ&K, he pointed out that despite UN resolutions, 8 million people are stuck in IOJ&K,” Imran Khan said.
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi in a twitter message also thanked President Erdogan for taking a principled stand and for your solidarity with the suffering and oppressed people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.