Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi discussed on Friday regional and international issues, including Kashmir and Afghanistan with UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa.
Espinosa, who arrived in Islamabad earlier in the day, later addressed a joint press conference with Qureshi.
Joint Press Interaction https://t.co/Kxy4IykDJ9— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) January 18, 2019
According to a report by Radio Pakistan, Qureshi apprised the visiting dignitary of Pakistan's concern over the gross human rights violations by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
He called for implementing the UN Security Council's Resolutions on Kashmir in letter and spirit to resolve the longstanding issue.
Later, in the joint press briefing, Qureshi said Pakistan was actively engaged with Afghanistan for a long and durable solution to the Afghan conflict.
Khalilzad thanks Pakistan for facilitating talks with Afghan Taliban
Pakistan, he added, believed in an Afghan-led and Afghan owned peace process.
Speaking on the occasion, Espinosa appreciated Pakistan's active and vibrant role in the realisation of goals of the United Nations.
She said all member states needed to play their role in overcoming the impacts of climate change.
The UNGA president appreciated Pakistan for hosting a large number of Afghan refugees.
A pleasure to meet @SMQureshiPTI, Foreign Minister of #Pakistan. I commended him for Pakistan's support for multilateralism, their contributions to @UNPeacekeeping, and their generous support in hosting #refugees. #UN4ALL pic.twitter.com/YGa1OWnq11— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) January 18, 2019
She also called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office.
H.E. Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of UN General Assembly, calls on PM @ImranKhanPTI at PM Office. FM @SMQureshiPTI , Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua and Pak Permanent Representative to UN Dr. @LodhiMaleeha, also present during the meeting.#PTI pic.twitter.com/5jfO3G2bWO— PTI (@PTIofficial) January 18, 2019
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