Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi discussed the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir with Foreign Minister Jeppe Sebastian Kofod of Denmark in a telephonic conversation today.
Foreign Minister Qureshi briefed his Danish counterpart on India’s illegal and unilateral actions to change the disputed status of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its demographic structure. He apprised the Danish Foreign Minister of the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation, including severe shortages of basic necessities of life such as food and medicines, and complete communications blackout. He added that Pakistan was always committed to resolving issues through peaceful means and Pakistan’s peace overtures and offers of dialogue had been rebuffed by India.
The Foreign Minister urged Denmark to play its role and impress upon India to lift the curfew and ameliorate the hardships and suffering of the people in IoK.
Foreign Minister Kofod stated that Denmark was following the situation with grave concern. He added that Denmark fully supported the statements of the UN Secretary General and the EU High Representative on the issue of Kashmir. He urged both India and Pakistan to enter into a dialogue and desist from any actions that could further escalate the situation. He underlined that any further deterioration in the situation could have devastating consequences.
The two leaders agreed to continue to work together for peace and stability in the region.
Foreign Minister’s Telephonic Call with the Norwegian Foreign Minister.
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide today to discuss the illegal actions by India in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The Foreign Minister briefed his Norwegian counterpart on the unilateral steps taken by the Indian Government in order to consolidate its illegal occupation of the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He added that the measures taken by India were against the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Jammu and Kashmir and international law.
Foreign Minister Qureshi apprised the Norwegian Foreign Minister of the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in IOK, including severe shortages of basic necessities of life such as food and medicines. He added that the entire population of IOK was under siege due to complete lockdown and curfew since 5 August 2019. Foreign Minister urged Norway to play its role and impress upon India to ease the suffering of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Minister Soreide stated that Norway was concerned about situation in Kashmir and added that they would urge both India and Pakistan to deescalate the situation and ease tensions. She underscored that it was important for both the countries to engage in dialogue to find a durable solution to the issue.
Both Foreign Ministers also discussed the situation in Afghanistan. The Norwegian Foreign Minister appreciated Pakistan’s positive role in the efforts to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan.
The two leaders agreed to stay in touch and continue to work together for peace and stability in the region.