Islamabad, Aug 11: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said that Pakistan will move to United Nations Security Council with support of China over the Kashmir issue.
Pakistan has been vociferously protesting against the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian government.
China has “reassured Pakistan of it’s support and commitment” and announced that it supported Islamabad’s decision to approach the UN Security Council.
Qureshi’s statement comes after India had sent a reminder to Pakistan regarding a scheduled technical-level meeting in the first week of August between the two countries to work out an arrangement and finalise the alignment of the interim approach path for the Kartarpur Corridor.
An official statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry after a meeting between visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here on Friday said that Beijing was seriously concerned about the latest escalation of tensions in Kashmir, The Express Tribune reported.
Qureshi, who arrived in the Chinese capital early Friday to hold consultations in the wake of India revoking special status of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week, apprised officials in Beijing about Pakistan’s concerns and reservations.
“The Kashmir issue is a dispute left from the colonial history. It should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreement,” the statement quoted Wang as saying.
“China believes that unilateral actions that will complicate the situation should not be taken.”