Closed-door meeting to be held by UNSC on Jammu and Kashmir after receiving a letter from Pakistan

The UN Security Council (UNSC) will have a closed-door meeting on the condition in Kashmir at the order of China on Friday. China has urged for the meet over a note written by Pakistan.

The meeting to be held at 7:30 pm, will be accompanied by UNSC members. The actions and result of the meet will not be televised or available to the public. India and Pakistan will not have any representation in the discussion.

Apart from China, other four permanent members of the UNSC – France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States – have backed New Delhi’s position that disputes between India and Pakistan are bilateral matters. The US further added that developments in Kashmir are India’s internal matter.

The letter was written by Pakistan Foreign Minister SM Qureshi to UNSC President, Polish envoy Joanna Wronecka on centre’s decision to scrap a special status for Jammu and Kashmir.

“Pakistan has requested for a meeting but we have to receive the instruction of the chair of the council until it’s decided. He is making consultations now,” AnatolioNdongMba, Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea stated.

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has stated, “we expressed concerns over current tensions between India and Pakistan…we are in favour of a dialogue between Pakistan and India to sort out differences. We hope both countries can work out mutually beneficial solution bilaterally.”

While Russia has stated there is no notice on any action on Pakistan’s letter.

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