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UNSC closed door session discuss grave situation in IOJK

16 January, 2020 03:37

UNSC closed door session discuss grave situation in IOJK.

The United Nations Security Council, met behind-closed-doors in New York.

UNSC closed door session

It discussed the grave situation in Indian occupied Kashmir for the second time in five months.

The diplomats voiced concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

After the meeting, China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun said they had a meeting on Jammu and Kashmir. 

While talking to reporters at UN Headquarters, he said the 15-member Council heard a briefing from the UN Secretariat on the situation. 

Kashmir on UN agenda

He further said the issue of Kashmir between India and Pakistan always remains on the agenda of the Security Council.

While answering a question, the Chinese Ambassador to the UN referred to very clear position of China on Kashmir.

China supports Kashmiris rights

Furthermore, he said China regards Kashmir as a territory disputed between India and Pakistan. China supports UN resolutions calling for the exercise by Kashmiri people of their right to self-determination through a UN-supervised plebiscite.

To another question, the Chinese envoy said he is sure the meeting helped both parties to understand the risk of further escalation and will encourage them to approach to each other and to have dialogue and to seek means to seek solutions through dialogues.

The Department of Peace Operations and the Department of Political and Peace-building Affairs briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in Kashmir.  A discussion on the situation among Council members followed it during which all of them participated.

Russia backs normalisation

Russian Acting Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy in a Tweet said the UN Security Council in its closed door consultations discussed Kashmir issue.

He said Russia firmly stands for the normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan.

The Russian diplomat said we hope that differences between them will be settled through bilateral efforts based on the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration.


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