China gives another blow to India over UN Security Council move on Occupied Kashmir
BEIJING - China gives another blow to India over UN Security Council move on Occupied Kashmir.
After a recently-held United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting to review the situation in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, China has called on India to “give serious consideration and positive response to the request of UNSC members” on the issue.
The remarks were made on Friday during a press conference by the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang.
Shuang was asked what China’s position on the situation in the occupied valley is, especially, in the backdrop of reports that many of the UNSC members had viewed the forum as an inappropriate place to take up the issue.
According to the officially released comments, the Chinese foreign minister said that at Pakistan’s request, the UNSC members heard a briefing by the UN secretariat on the issue on January 15. He rubbished claims that the issue did not get much support from members of the UNSC.
“Members of the Security Council are concerned about the current situation in Kashmir, and call for observance of the UN Charter and international law, and peaceful resolution of disputes through political dialogue. They believe relevant parties should remain restrained and deescalate the tension,” said Shuang.
“I shall stress that the India and Pakistan issue has all along been on the agenda of the UNSC, and the Security Council should continue to pay attention to Kashmir in light of new developments,” he added.