FM Qureshi Meets UN General Assembly President
UNITED NATIONS, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Sep, 2021 ) :Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Friday met with the President of the 76th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid of Maldives, at the UN headquarters in New York.
He congratulated the president of the General Assembly on his election and expressed the hope that his presence in this important office would help make progress on important issues on the agenda of the UN, according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Mission to the UN.
The foreign minister briefed the UN secretary general on the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), and shared with him a comprehensive dossier containing evidence of gross, systematic, and widespread human rights violations, war crimes, crime against humanity and genocide being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces there.
On Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Qureshi underscored the need for urgent action to address the prevailing dire humanitarian situation in country, calling for the continued political and economic engagement of the international community to end decades-long conflict.
He emphasized that the reform of the council must be decided by consensus, and the member states must be allowed the necessary time and space to evolve a solution acceptable to the entire UN membership.
He also called for stemming the rising tide of Islamophobia; ending vaccine inequity; and for ensuring adequate financing for developing countries to respond to the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.