ISLAMABAD: President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Volkan Bozkir on Thursday lauded the efforts of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi for highlighting the issue of Palestine.
“It is our shared responsibility to provide equal human rights to everyone everywhere. Israeli aggression caused immense loss of lives in Palestine. Hundreds of Palestinians were killed as a result of violation of human rights recently,” Volkan Bozkir said while addressing at the National Defence University in Islamabad.
He said the Palestine-Israel conflict was as old as the issue of Kashmir and the resolution of Kashmir was imperative for prosperity of the region. He said he fully realized the situation of the Indian occupied Kashmir.
On COVID-19, the UNGA president said a joint strategy could help cope with the challenges of economy which surfaced amid the pandemic. Coronavirus gave birth to scores of economic issues in the world, he maintained.
“The measures taken by the Pakistani government against coronavirus are giving results and I am very happy to see these measures,” he said.
He also appreciated the Pakistani government for demonstrating strong leadership in fighting adverse effects of climate change.