In a positive development, Pakistan seek Chinese and Russian support in crucial UNSC moot on Occupied Kashmir
New York - In a positive development, Pakistan seek Chinese and Russian support in crucial UNSC moot on Occupied Kashmir. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has discussed the deteriorating situation in Indian occupied Kashmir for the second time in five months.
According to details, UNSC held a session for the second time with diplomats voicing concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.
The meeting was confirmed by China's UN Ambassador Zhang Jun, who told reporters that they had deliberated on the issue of Kashmir at UN Headquarters.
He said the 15-member Council heard a briefing from the UN Secretariat on the situation.
“The Kashmir issue has always been on the agenda of the UNSC and our position on Kashmir issue is very clear. China regards Kashmir as a territory disputed between India and Pakistan and supports UN resolutions calling for the exercise by Kashmiri people of their right to self-determination through a UN-supervised plebiscite,” China's UN Ambassador said.
Responding to a question, China said that they wanted India and Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue and diplomatic means.
Reportedly, the Department of Peace Operations and the Department of Political and Peace-building Affairs briefed UNSC on the situation in occupied Kashmir, followed by a discussion in which all members participated actively.
The session was also attended by a senior Russian diplomat Dmitry Polyanskiy who later tweeted that UNSC discussed Kashmir issue in its closed door consultations.
“UNSC discussed #Kashmir in closed consultations. Russia firmly stands for the normalisation of relations between #India and #Pakistan. We hope that differences between them will be settled through bilateral efforts based on the 1972 Simla Agreement and the 1999 Lahore Declaration,” he wrote.