Nawaz Sharif takes up Kashmir issue with Ban Ki Moon

Nawaz Sharif takes up Kashmir issue with Ban Ki Moon

New York:  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken up the issue of Kashmir when he met the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and expressed his concern over India cancelling foreign secretary level talks in August this year.



During his meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon here yesterday, Pakistan's Prime Minister pointed out that Kashmir was one of the long standing conflicts on the agenda of the UN Security Council and asked the Secretary General to take steps for its peaceful settlement in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.


Sharif while asserting that his government had sincerely embarked on negotiation process with India for peaceful resolution of all disputes expressed his dismay over the cancellation of the Foreign Secretary-level talks by India as a setback to the dialogue process.


Nawaz Sharif hoped that the leadership in India would resume the dialogue process without any delay in the interest of peace and prosperity in the region.


India had cancelled foreign secretary-level talks that were scheduled to be held in Islamabad on August 25 between two countries after High Commissioner Basit held parleys with Kashmiri separatist leaders in New Delhi.

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