China asks UNSC meet to discuss Kashmir

CHINA BEIJING WANG YI Pakistan Qureshi
BEIJING, Aug. 9, 2019 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) holds talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 9, 2019. Qureshi is in China on a special and emergency visit. (Xinhua/Ding Lin/IANS)

Beijing, Aug 15: China has asked for “closed consultations” in the UN Security Council to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan has written a letter requesting for a meeting in August on the Kashmir issue to Poland, the Council President.

“China asked for closed consultations on the Security Council agenda item ‘India Pakistan Question’. The request was in reference to the Pakistani letter to Security Council President,” the diplomat said.

Pakistan formally called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi recently said.

The diplomat said that China also submitted a formal request for such a meeting but Poland has to consult and take into account the preferences of other Council members before deciding on time and date for the meeting.

Qureshi has sent a formal letter to the president of the Security Council, Polish Ambassador Joanna Wronecka, through country’s Permanent Representative Maleha Lodhi to convene the meeting.

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