The Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF) has expressed sincere appreciation to the bold and courageous statement given by Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuþoðlu, on the Kashmir dispute during 2nd Trilateral Meeting of the foreign ministers of Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey held in Islamabad.
The WKAF Secretary General, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, in a statement issued in Washington said, “We in particular would like to express our thanks to the government of Turkey for reiterating that the peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute has to be explored in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.”
“This is consistent with the statement issued by the UN the Secretary General, Antonio Guterres on August 8, 2019 that the position of the UN is that the Kashmir dispute should be resolved under the United Nations Charter and under applicable UN resolutions,” he said.
Dr Fai also thanked Jeyhun Bayramov, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, who joined Mevlüt Cavusoglu and Shah Mehmood Qureishi, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, in issuing a joint statement of solidarity with the oppressed people of Kashmir and reaffirming the fact that Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved under the UN resolutions.
Dr Fai said, the time has come to have tripartite dialogue involving the governments of India, Pakistan and the Kashmiri leadership to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute. In fact, any process that ignores the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir and is designed to sidetrack the United Nations will not only prove to be an exercise in futility but can also cause incalculable human and political damage, he added.
Mevlüt Çavuþoðlu, the foreign minister of Turkey during 2nd Trilateral Meeting of the foreign minister of Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey said.—KMS