*Foreign Minister holds meeting with the President of the*
*UN General Assembly*
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi today held a meeting with the President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Volkan Bozkir, at the United Nations headquarters in New York today.
He thanked the President of the General Assembly for his proactive leadership in convening the UN General Assembly Session to discuss the situation in Palestine. He expressed the hope that the General Assembly session must express its resolve to act particularly when the UN Security Council is unable to fulfil its primary responsibility towards maintenance of international peace and security.
He said that the entire Pakistani nation was outraged at Israel’s use of indiscriminate and disproportionate force against innocent Palestinians, and reiterated Pakistan calls for an immediate ceasefire, and to ensure Israel’s full compliance with international humanitarian and human rights laws.
The Foreign Minister also briefed the President of the UN General Assembly on the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K), including continued human rights violations, occupation and double lock-down. He also called for the resolution of the festering dispute of Jammu & Kashmir for lasting peace in South Asia.
Foreign Minister deeply appreciated the leadership role of PGA75 in steering the General Assembly during COVID-19.
The PGA thanked the Foreign Minister for invitation to visit Pakistan. He said he was looking forward to visiting Pakistan from 26 to 28 May 2021.