Peace in South Asia not possible without resolution of Kashmir dispute: Qureshi

Islamabad, October 12 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that peace in South Asia was not possible without the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

He said this while addressing the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) through a video statement. The meeting was hosted by the current CICA Chair, Kazakhstan, in Nur-Sultan.

The Foreign Minister underscored that sustainable peace in South Asia will remain elusive until and unless the core dispute of Jammu and Kashmir is resolved in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council and the wishes of the Kashmiri people, according to Foreign Office.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi lauded CICA’s role in providing an invaluable platform for promoting peace, security and development on the Asian continent through dialogue and cooperation.

The Foreign Minister also called for a just and lasting settlement of the Palestinian question through the two-state solution in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions.