Resolution of Kashmir dispute key to sustainable peace in South Asia: UNGA President-elect

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The President-elect of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozkir has stressed that resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute is key to sustainable peace in South Asia.

While addressing a News Conference along with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Monday, he said that regional security should be maintained through political and diplomatic means.

Volkan Bozkir said that difficult challenges can be resolved peacefully through meaningful mutual engagements.

The Press Conference followed Volkan Bozkir’s separate meetings with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The president-elect of the 75th Session of the UN general assembly said that both the prime minister and the foreign minister presented their approach to the Kashmir issue during talks.

Volkan Bozkir said that if my assistance is requested by the parties, he will be ready to provide contributions within his mandate.UNGA President-elect - The President-elect of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozkir has stressed that resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute is key to sustainable peace in South Asia. While addressing a News Conference along with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Monday, he said that regional security should be maintained through political and diplomatic means. Volkan Bozkir said that difficult challenges can be resolved peacefully through meaningful mutual engagements. The Press Conference followed Volkan Bozkir’s separate meetings with the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Prime Minister Imran Khan. The UNGA president-elect said that both the prime minister and the foreign minister presented their approach to the Kashmir issue during talks. Volkan Bozkir said that if my assistance is requested by the parties, he will be ready to provide contributions within his mandate. Referring to his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the president-elect of the UN general assembly said that Imran Khan is a well-known political figure in the world who has a vision for the region and the world peace and security as well as also other important issues faced by the world including climate change and problems of least developed countries. The president-elect stressed the UN role must also be more towards the countries that are in need. Volkan Bozkir said that the world is currently faced with many challenges including humanitarian and deadly conflicts. He said that the unprecedented health challenge of COVID-19 is a threat to social-political and economic consequences. Extending condolences to Pakistan over the loss of lives it faced due to COVID-19, he said that Pakistan has been a good example for the world to deal with the pandemic through its policies. He said Pakistan has done better than other countries. In his remarks, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the UN Security Council has deliberated on the lingering Kashmir dispute three times in a year which is unprecedented and we are grateful to it. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan desires that the discussion on the Kashmir dispute is also held in the UN general assembly as it is the pulse of the world that highlights the views of the comity of nations. The foreign minister said that the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are concerned over the demographic change taking place there.

Referring to his meeting with the prime minister, the president-elect of the UN general assembly said that Imran Khan is a well-known political figure in the world who has a vision for the region and the world peace and security as well as also other important issues faced by the world including climate change and problems of least developed countries.

The UNGA president-elect stressed the UN role must also be more towards the countries that are in need.

Volkan Bozkir said that the world is currently faced with many challenges including humanitarian and deadly conflicts. He said that the unprecedented health challenge of COVID-19 is a threat to social-political and economic consequences.

Extending condolences to Pakistan over the loss of lives it faced due to COVID-19, he said that Pakistan has been a good example for the world to deal with the pandemic through its policies. He said that Pakistan has done better than other countries.

In his remarks, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the UN Security Council has deliberated on the lingering Kashmir dispute three times in a year which is unprecedented and we are grateful to it.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan desires that the discussion on the Kashmir dispute is also held in the UN general assembly as it is the pulse of the world that highlights the views of the comity of nations.

The foreign minister said that the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are concerned over the demographic change taking place there.