China reiterates support to Pakistan on Kashmir, other issues

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Observer Report

New York

China reaffirmed its support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue during a meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in New York on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly session.
Wang Yi on Monday reiterated commitment of the Chinese leadership to support Pakistan on all issues of its core national interest.
Highlighting the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the premier said the lockdown of millions of Kashmiris, the escalation in human rights violations and the continued communications blackout had created a dire humanitarian crisis in the valley.
The prime minister reiterated that the illegal and unilateral actions of India aimed to alter the internationally recognised disputed status of occupied Kashmir by violating numerous UN Security Council resolutions and international law.
The premier also said that Pakistan attaches high priority to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to complete ongoing projects under it.
Both the sides also discussed regional security and agreed to continue close consultation and coordination for promotion of peace and stability in the region.
Prime Minister Imran also discussed Kashmir with Swiss Confederation President Ueli Maurer and apprised him of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
They also agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas.The premier, who is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on Friday, also met with Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani, Italian premier Giuseppe Conte, World Bank President David Malpass and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.