Islamabad, January 16 (KMS): Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing on Wednesday declared that his country will continue to support Pakistan on the Kashmir issue.

“This is the issue of international justice and we will stand by Pakistan for the just cause of the Kashmiri people,” the ambassador said while addressing a reception hosted on the occasion of Chinese Lunar New Year. He hoped that the world community will fulfill its responsibility in this connection and ensure justice to the people of Kashmir. “We are very much concerned about the situation in the occupied valley,” he added.

In his keynote speech, the ambassador highlighted the growing relations between the two brotherly countries in the recent years, particularly in the context of CPEC that has now entered into the second phase of its implementation. With the implementation of the phase of the free-trade agreement, the two countries have now moved forward raising the level of their bilateral trade, he said. »

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New York, January 16 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday met United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York where he apprised the UN chief about the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.

The foreign minister in his meeting told the UN secretary-general that India was not willing to hold talks over the disputed region which has been under a military lockdown since August 5.

“Pakistan is sincere in holding bilateral talks on Kashmir however India is backtracking,” Qureshi told the media after his meeting. “The international community should play its role in helping the people of the occupied valley from Indian subjugation and suppression.” »

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United Nations (New York), January 16 (KMS): The UN Security Council has again discussed the prevailing grave situation in occupied Kashmir which was put under military siege and lockdown by Narendra Modi-led communal government in New Delhi when it revoked special status of the territory in August, last year.

It was the second time that the UNSC discussed the Kashmir situation in five months since the repeal on August 5 of the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted special status to occupied Kashmir. The UNSC last discussed Kashmir in August, 2019. »

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