Pakistan to take Kashmir issue to UN with China support
Tehran (KNA) - Pakistan says, with the support of China, it will take the Kashmir issue to the United Nations Security Council after India revoked the autonomy of the disputed Himalayan region.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who met his Chinese counterpart and other top officials in Beijing, said China fully supported Islamabad in approaching the council to condemn India’s unilateral action in Kashmir.
"I shared with China that we intend on taking this matter to the United Nations Security Council. I want to tell the nation that they have assured us of their complete support," Qureshi told a news conference in Islamabad after returning from China.
"China has directed its representative in New York to keep close liaison with Pakistani diplomats on the issue," he said. "China has clear position that India has taken unilateral step in Jammu and Kashmir which are illegal and against the norms of international law.”
The Pakistani foreign minister also said he planned to approach Indonesia and Poland, both non-permanent members of the 15-strong Security Council, for their support.