Article 370: Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi writes to UN, briefs P5 nation Ambassadors

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 August 2019, 10:24 AM
Qureshi has also briefed P5 Nation Ambassadors -- the US, the UK, China, France and Russia -- on India's decision to abrogate Article 370
Qureshi has also briefed P5 Nation Ambassadors -- the US, the UK, China, France and Russia -- on India's decision to abrogate Article 370

A day after India scrapped Article 370, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote to UN Secretary-general on Kashmir’s present situation. Qureshi has also briefed P5 Nation Ambassadors -- the US, the UK, China, France and Russia -- on India's decision to abrogate Article 370. Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India's move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir as "illegal" and said it will "further deteriorate" relations between the nuclear-capable neighbours.

Prime minister Khan made the remarks while speaking separately with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the situation in Kashmir, according to official statements. During their conversation, Khan said changing the status of Kashmir was "illegal and a violation of UN resolutions".

"India's move will further deteriorate relations between nuclear-capable neighbours," Khan was quoted as telling the Malaysian prime minister by a Foreign Office statement.

On his part, Prime Minister Mahathir said that Malaysia was closely monitoring the situation in Kashmir and would remain in contact with Pakistan, Geo News reported.

Mahathir also said that he was looking forward to the UN General Assembly session next month and a meeting with Khan on the sidelines in New York.

The Prime Minister's office said Khan also talked to Turkish President Erdogan as part of the outreach to world leaders on the recent developments in Kashmir.

Khan's office said in a statement that he told the Turkish leader that India's "illegal actions" to "modify" the special status of the Kashmir would have serious implications for the regional peace and security.

He reiterated that Pakistan would continue diplomatic, moral and political to the just cause of Kashmiri struggle for their right to self-determination, as enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions.

First Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 10:24 AM
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