Chinese foreign minister raises Kashmir issue at UNGA session
UNITED NATIONS: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has raised Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly on Friday.
He said Kashmir issue was a dispute left from history, and should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant to the UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements.
He said China opposed any unilateral actions that complicated the situation. He expressed his country’s hope to see stability return.
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday. He spoke on a range of issues, including the Kashmir conflict with India, Islamophobia, climate change and world peace.
PM Khan said that his country always committed to world peace. He said, “I want to make one thing clear that when we came to power my first priority was Pakistan would be a country which would try its best to bring peace.“
He further added, “Seventy thousand [Pakistanis] were killed in a war that we have nothing to do with. So when we came to power we decided that we will dismantle the groups what was left of them.We decided that there would be no militant organizations in Pakistan.”
Speaking of hatred towards Muslims, the Pakistan premier said after the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Islamophobia had grown at a pace.
“There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. It is creating a division,” he said. “Muslim women wearing Hijab has become an issue in some countries. It started after the 9/11 [attacks].”
PM Khan said that terrorism had nothing to do with any religion.
“We all know marginalization leads to radicalism,” the prime minister said. “We must address this issue. No religion preaches radicalism.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday expressed disappointment that the United Nations did not take any action against India despite undeniable evidences of human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“The two nuclear powers are face to face on the Kashmir dispute and further tension should be stopped,” the prime minister said while addressing Asia Society in New York.