Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Bin Mohamad on Monday (August 5), to discuss current Kashmir situation.
India’s government revoked the special status of occupied Kashmir and rushed through a presidential decree in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country, hours after imposing a major security clampdown in the region.
Khan called Erdogan “as part of his outreach on the recent developments in Indian Occupied Kashmir. He said India’s illegal actions to modify the special status of the region would have serious implications for the regional peace and security and reiterated that Pakistan would continue its diplomatic, moral and political fight for the just cause of the Kashmiri struggle for the right to self-determination, as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
Erdogan shared the concerns on the developing situation and assured Khan of Turkey’s steadfast support, the statement added.
Khan also called Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad who said India’s announcement was a clear violation of UNSC resolutions. Like Khan, Mahathir said the move would deteriorate peace and security in the region and would further undermine relations between two neighbors with strategic capabilities.
Mahathir said Malaysia was closely monitoring the situation and would remain keep in contact with Pakistan. He added that he was looking forward to meeting Khan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings next month in New York.
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16 November, 2019