NEW YORK: Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has held a comprehensive meeting on Kashmir with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York. He said India wasn’t willing for bilateral negotiations over Kashmir issue.
“Pakistan is sincere for the bilateral talks on Kashmir however India is backtracking,” said the minister, talking to media after meeting with the UN boss.
Qureshi said he brought under discussion different other issues, including Ehsaas Programme, in a meeting with UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.
The minister said he had thanked the security council’s president for highlighting the Kashmir issue in the council’s meeting as lockdown slapped on the Himalayan territory has passed nearly five months since.
“It’s the second time in five months that the security council discussed the Kashmir issue,” he said.
“I apprised the UN secretary-general of the Pakistan efforts in de-escalating the tension simmering in the Middle East. I briefed him about the progress of my recent visits to KSA and Iran,” he said.