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Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Beijing on 9-10 August 2019 and had wide-ranging consultations with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Foreign Minister Qureshi highlighted the recent illegal Indian actions and stressed that no unilateral step could change the internationally recognized disputed nature of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The Foreign Minister also highlighted the grave danger posed by illegal Indian actions to regional peace and security. He further shared deep concern about the total clampdown of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir by Indian security forces and the humanitarian crisis resulting therefrom. The Foreign Minister further underlined that as part of its reckless approach there could be some false flag operation and Pakistan blamed on the fake pretext of “terrorism”.

The Foreign Minister stressed that the disputed nature of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir was enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions, which envisaged the framework for a final settlement of Jammu & Kashmir dispute based on a free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations.

The Chinese side expressed serious concern over the situation arising from the unilateral actions. The Chinese Foreign Minister added that Kashmir issue is a dispute from colonial history and that it should be resolved peacefully based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreement.

The Foreign Ministers agreed that both sides would closely coordinate and consult each other on the evolving developments.

10 August 2019

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