United Nations, Aug 14 A major blow to New Delhi as Modi government has been calling Kashmir an internal issue ,Poland’s Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, the President of the UN Security Council, stressed that India and Pakistan should find bilateral political solution to solve Kashmir issue and assured that his ambassador will likely hold consultations on a request from Pakistan to take up the Kashmir issue.
India has been conveying to China, UN that Jammu and Kashmir was the country’s internal matter.Pakistan approached the world body following India’s decision last week to scrap Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of Constitution.
“Poland believes that the dispute can only be resolved by peaceful means,” he said. “Like the European Union, we are in favour of dialogue between India and Pakistan.”
The European country holds the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for August.
Czaputowicz told reporters, “We are in favour of dialogue between Pakistan and India to sort out the differences.”
“Today in the morning I was informed that the Security Council received the letter from the Ambassador of Pakistan. I think that the Security Council will discuss the issue and (take a) proper decision on how to proceed,” he said.
Czaputowicz said Poland fully supported the stand of the European Union (EU) and the statement issued by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini.
Poland’s Permanent Representative Joanna Wronecka expressed concern over the tension between India and Pakistan resulting from the proposed change in the status of Jammu and Kashmir and suggested that the issue can be resolved bilaterally.
“will probably start consultations” about the request with other Council members, he added.Pakistan had asked the Council to hold a briefing on the Kashmir issue.
He said, “We expressed concern over the current tension between India and Pakistan resulting from the proposed change in the status of Jammu and Kashmir. Poland believes that the dispute can only be resolved by peaceful means.”
“As a non-permanent member of the Security Council, Poland stands ready to engage in preventing actions affecting the security situation,” he said, adding, “We hope that both countries can work out the differences and find a beneficial solution. The strained relations between India and Pakistan negatively affect the South Asia region and may lead to serious political and economic consequences.”
The European Union supports a bilateral political solution between India and Pakistan over Kashmir
An EU statement issued after she had spoken on Thursday with Jaishankar and Qureshi said, “The European Union supports a bilateral political solution between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, which remains the only way to solve a long-lasting dispute that causes instability and insecurity in the region.”
It added, “In both calls, she underlined the importance of avoiding an escalation of tensions in Kashmir and in the region. To this end, dialogue between India and Pakistan through diplomatic channels is crucial.”
India conveyed to China that Jammu and Kashmir was the country’s internal matter.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday told Jaishankar that Beijing was “highly concerned” about the situation in Kashmir. Wang told Jaishankar that China was opposed to any unilateral action that would complicate the situation in the region. India conveyed to China that Jammu and Kashmir was the country’s internal matter.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said on Saturday that Islamabad would move a motion at the Security Counci with Beijing’s support to condemn New Delhi for revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy and bifurcating it.