On the letter of Pakistan, China has raised the issue of Kashmir in UNSC. A meeting was held in a closed room on Friday at the behest of China. The meeting, which started at 7:30 pm, continued till about 9 pm. A total of 73 minutes of discussion was held on this issue in this meeting. Russia had already supported the India before the meeting.
Russia’s Permanent Representative in the UN Demitri Polinsky said, “the UNSC cannot play any role in resolving the Kashmir issue. He said, if this issue is resolved then it will be resolved only with mutual talks between India and Pakistan.”
#Russia continues to consistently promote normalisation of #India – #Pakistan ties. We hope that existing divergences around #Kasmir will be settled bilaterally by political and diplomatic means only..— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) August 16, 2019
.. on the basis of Simla Agreement of 1972 and Lahore declaration of 1999, in accordance with UN Charter, relevant UN resolutions and bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) August 16, 2019
He further said, “Russia has always had the same attitude on this issue. we have no hidden agenda on this issue. We have good relations with both countries. In such a situation, we want this issue to be resolved by both these countries.”
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We are friends and good partners with both #India and #Pakistan and both peoples. We have no hidden agendas. So we will open-heartedly continue to engage with Islamabad and New Delhi in order to help both of them come to terms and have good neighbourly relations #Kashmir— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) August 16, 2019
India envoy to UN, Syed Akbaruddin said, “Matter related to Article 370 entirely an internal matter of India; this have no external ramifications”
Syed Akbaruddin also said that the Indian government’s decision was intended to promote good governance & development in J&K.
He Further said, ” These have no external ramifications, the recent decisions taken by the Govt of India and our legislative bodies are intended to ensure that good governance is promoted, social-economic development is enhanced for our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.”