Saudi, UAE support Pakistan in resolution of Kashmir issue, ISPR says


RAWALPINDI: As Kashmir reels under a month-long curfew imposed by India following the revocation of its special status, the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have assured to stand by Pakistan to resolve the situation that was created in the region after the “unilateral” measures taken by India.

The development was shared by the Inter-Services Public Services (ISPR) in a statement after a meeting of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa with Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir and UAE’s Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Both dignitaries have assured complete support “to resolve the situation created by India’s unilateral steps in occupied Kashmir”, said the ISPR.

The assurance came after Pakistan urged the international community to push India into halting and reversing its illegal and aggressive policies and postures in occupied Kashmir.

According to the military’s media wing, matters of mutual interest, including growing bilateral ties and the security situation, in the region came under discussion during the meeting.

The foreign ministers appreciated Pakistan’s role for peace and stability in the region.

In turn, General Bajwa said Pakistan was proud of its “special strategic and brotherly relationship” with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

A day earlier, the top diplomats of their respective countries had called upon Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

During the meeting, the prime minister highlighted deep concerns over the worsening human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) because of the month-long complete lockdown and communications blackout in the occupied territory.

He further underscored that India’s actions are a clear violation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions and international law.