India-Pakistan talks to resolve Kashmir issue: Bozkir: Amore

United Nations, 5 May

The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, has called on India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue in a “peaceful” manner. He recalled the 1972 Simla Agreement between the two countries and said they supported negotiations and diplomacy. Responding to the question on the UN’s stand on Kashmir during a press conference here on Tuesday, Bozkir said that the UN’s stand on Jammu and Kashmir was determined by the UN Charter and the recommendations of the Security Council were in force. “I also recall the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan stating that Turkish diplomats and politicians said that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir would be settled peacefully as per the UN Charter.” Bozkir has been serving as the President of the United Nations General Assembly since 2020. The Simla Agreement was signed in 1972 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, rejecting the third party’s arbitration. -PTI

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