NEW YORK: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that South Asia faces serious threats to its peace and security owing to the non-resolution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute, and needs international community’s proactive involvement in the conflict resolution process.
Qureshi made these remarks in a meeting with the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Tijjani Muhammad-Bande in New York.
Talking about the United Nations Security Council reform process, the foreign minister said that Pakistan supports a more democratic, representative, accountable, and transparent UN Security Council, achieved through a consensual and broad-based process that enjoys the widest possible support of UN Members.
The foreign minister told the President UNGA that Pakistan accords high importance to the poverty alleviation agenda, as testified by the launch of “Ehsaas” as a landmark poverty alleviation programme.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi congratulated the President of the General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande on his election and expressed the hope that his presence would help bring new dynamism to the important office through his focus on poverty alleviation and conflict resolution.