Kashmiris thank President Erdogan for raising Kashmir dispute at UN: Dr Fai

Washington, September 22 (KMS): The Secretary General of Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF), Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, has appreciated the Turkish President, Recep Tayyib Erdogan, for raising the Kashmir dispute during his address to the United Nations General Assembly.

According to Kashmir Media Service, President Erdogan in his address to the UNGA session on Tuesday said, “We maintain our stance in favour of solving the ongoing problem in Kashmir for 74 years through dialogue between the parties and within the framework of relevant United Nations resolutions.”

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in a statement issued in Washington said the words of Turkish President have given the people of Kashmir encouragement. He said, President Erdogan has underscored the need for peace in Kashmir as elsewhere. And for this, he added, the people of Jammu and Kashmir pay sincere thanks to the Turkish President.

“The significance of the message of President Erdogan is aimed at promotion of a dialogue among all parties to the dispute. This is the only means of achieving a genuine and lasting peace in this volatile conflict. As we all know that the people of Kashmir have suffered long and needlessly because of this brutal conflict. They demand and they deserve peace,” Dr Fai said.

The WKAF General Secretary said, the people of Kashmir also share the assessment of President Erdogan that “Our General Assembly needs to be strengthened so that the international community can contribute more effectively to the solution of global issues.” Dr Fai said, it is important because the stakes are higher today than in the past. “As we all observe very well that when weapons fall into the hands of irresponsible persons – both state and non-state actors – even a small conflict can threaten to take on deadly proportions. Let us hope it is not going to happen,” he added. KMS—2M

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