President UNGA louds Pakistan for its great contribution to the UN peace-keeping operations
UNGA President Volkan Bozkir to visit Pakistan ‘later this month’
UNITED NATIONS, the President of the UN General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir has appreciated Pakistan for its great contribution to the UN peace-keeping operations around the world aimed at promoting international peace and security.
Addressing a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, he said Pakistan is one of the largest troop contributors to the peacekeeping missions.
The UN General Assembly President reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir dispute should be resolved through dialogue governed by the United Nations Charter and relevant Security Council resolutions.
Volkan Bozkir said he will pay a visit to Pakistan on the invitation of the Islamabad government during his upcoming trip to South Asian countries.
Addressing a press conference at UN Headquarters the other day confirming his visit, Volkan Bozkir said that he was also scheduled to visit India during the upcoming trip but had to postpone the trip because of the serious situation created by the coronavirus pandemic.
It will be the second visit to Pakistan of President Bozkir, a veteran Turkish diplomat. He paid a visit to Pakistan in August 2020, ahead of the opening of the 75th session of the 193-member Assembly.
Replying to questions, he said he was visiting Pakistan to honor the country for its “great contribution” to the UN peace-keeping operations around the world aimed at promoting international peace and security. Pakistan is one of the largest troop contributors to peacekeeping missions.
Asked whether the situation in Jammu and Kashmir would be discussed with the Pakistani leaders, Bozkir said his position was that the dispute should be resolved through dialogue governed by the United Nations Charter and applicable Security Council resolutions.
He also cited the 1972 Simla agreement between India and Pakistan that calls for the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means, in accordance with the Charter, and that all parties refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of the disputed territory.
The president said that he will convey the same message to the Pakistani leadership this time also.
In Bangladesh, the president, besides holding talks with the country’s leaders, will visit refugee camps sheltering Rohingya Muslims who have escaped from attacks in Myanmar.