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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon yesterday on the sidelines of the 70th UNGA Session in New York and congratulated the UN Secretary General on the adoption of Post 2015 Development Agenda.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon appreciated Pakistan’s active role in the United Nations and its various bodies, particularly in peacekeeping. He lauded the role of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.

The Prime Minister briefed the Secretary General about his domestic priorities and Pakistan’s fight against terrorism. He said that Pakistan seeks to build a new relationship with Afghanistan and hopes that the reconciliation process in Afghanistan resumes soon. He said that Pakistan will be ready to assist in the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister raised the issue of ceasefire violations on the LoC and Working Boundary as well as human rights atrocities in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The Prime Minister called for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir. He also called for the strengthening of United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

The Secretary General expressed serious concerns over the tensions between Pakistan and India. He called for a dialogue between Pakistan and India and offered his good offices to help reduce the tensions.

September 27, 2015

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