OIC foreign ministers reaffirm ‘full support’ to Kashmiris’ right of self-determination

OIC foreign ministers reaffirm ‘full support’ to Kashmiris’ right of self-determination

SRINAGAR: Foreign Ministers of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation have reaffirmed their full support to the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir.
The support came at annual coordination meeting of the 57 OIC member countries in New York with Foreign Minister of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Sabah in the chair, radio Pakistan reported.
The OIC Foreign Ministers called for resolution of the decades-old Kashmir issue as per resolution of UN Security Council, it said.
“The meeting adopted reports of various OIC Contact Groups, including the one on Jammu and Kashmir, which called on the Organization’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission to monitor the human rights situation in Kashmir and submit a report to the next session of the Council of Ministers,” the report said.
Speaking at the meeting, the Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, who led the Pakistan delegation to the meeting, said the “aggression by Indian occupation forces” took “a new turn” following the killing of Burhan Wani.
He, as per the report, called on the international community to demand “immediate halt” to “Indian atrocities” in Kashmir and implementation of UNSC resolutions providing Kashmiris their right to self-determination.
“The adviser also reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support to the cause of Palestine and restoration of peace and stability in the Middle East and Afghanistan,” it said.

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