UNSC set to informally discuss India-Pakistan Kashmir dispute for first time since 1965

UNSC set to informally discuss India-Pakistan Kashmir dispute for first time since 1965
# 16 August 2019 12:42 (UTC +04:00)

"The UNSC will discuss the Jammu and Kashmir situation behind closed doors most likely on 16 August," the UNSC chief said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold a closed-door meet on Kashmir on Friday, more than a week after India revoked Article 370, ending the constitutionally granted special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

On 13 August, Pakistan wrote to the UNSC President Joanna Wronecka, asking for a meeting. However, it was told that the issue should be tackled bilaterally.

Strongly objecting to India's move, Pakistan appealed to the UN and the UN Security Council (UNSC), and foreign powers, notably, China, Turkey and Malaysia, to support its position.

The Security Council later agreed on an informal meeting on Kashmir by request of UNSC permanent member China. This UNSC meeting on Kashmir will be held for the first time since 1965.

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