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FM, UNGA president discuss Kashmir, Palestine & Afghan peace process

FM, UNGA president discuss Kashmir, Palestine & Afghan peace process
May 27, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Volkan Bozkir met Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Thursday.

During the meeting, they discussed the Afghan peace process, Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir disputes at length.

The foreign minister appreciated the efforts of Volkan Bozkir for calling an emergency session of the UN General Assembly on Palestine issue. He said ceasefire was the first goal to get the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians stopped and there was a success on that front.

He stressed the need for resolution of Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir disputes in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

FM Qureshi said peace will remain elusive in the Middle East without the permanent resolution of Palestine issue. Similarly he said peace cannot be established in South Asia sans the resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan desires peace in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan efforts in this regard have been recognized at the international level.

Commending 'Vaccine for All' initiative of the President UN General Assembly, he said it is important to save everybody to completely get rid of COVID-19.

Volkan Bozkir reached Pakistan on a three-day official visit the other day. “After an important and fruitful official visit to Bangladesh, I arrived in Islamabad for my official visit to Pakistan. I look forward to my important meetings tomorrow in Islamabad,” Volkan Bozkir said in his tweet after arrival in Islamabad.