India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally, says US

The United States again reiterated that both India  and Pakistan should resolve their issues including Kashmir bilaterally.

When asked about Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ‘s attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at international forums, State Department
spokesman John Kirby said ,”What we have said nothing is changed about our view that we want to see India  and Pakistan work this out bilaterally.”

Pakistan will also participate in a meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Prime Minister will also participate in the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants on September 19 and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees convened by US President Obama September 20,” the statement said.

“Pakistan will … urge the international community to devote adequate political attention and support for the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and their sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan,” the statement added.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, Sharif will hold bilateral meetings with a number of world leaders, including the UN Secretary-General. The Annual Session of the General Assembly will be attended by a large number of Heads of State and Government.

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