Top UN official urges Kashmir dispute resolution

President-elect of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Monday stressed the importance of a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute for regional peace and security and offered to mediate between India and Pakistan

Aug 11, 2020
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President-elect of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, on Monday stressed the importance of a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute for regional peace and security and offered to mediate between India and Pakistan.

“Resolving dispute over Jammu and Kashmir is the key to a feeling of sustainable peace in South Asia. Regional security should be maintained through regional and diplomatic solutions,” Mr Bozkir said after his meetings with Prime Minister Imran and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Mr Bozkir, the first Turkish citizen to be elected as UNGA president, was speaking at the Foreign Office alongside Foreign Minister Qureshi. His two-day visit to Pakistan is his third overseas trip since his election as the president of the General Assembly (PGA) in June. He has previously toured Qatar and Russia. He is scheduled to travel to New York on Aug 17 to prepare for assuming the charge next month.

“Difficult challenges can be resolved peacefully and satisfactorily through meaningful mutual engagement. If any assistance as PGA is requested by the parties, I would be ready to provide a contribution within my mandate,” he said.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1573766/top-un-official-urges-kashmir-dispute-resolution

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