NEW YORK: Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the killings of Kashmiri protesters by Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir.
The UN Secretary-General wrote a reply to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s letter, which the Pakistani Premier had written to him to take notice of the killings of Kashmiri civilians in Indian-held Kashmir. In his letter, he called for India and Pakistan to solve the problem of Kashmir jointly and offered cooperation in that regard.
“India and Pakistan should solve the conflict of Kashmir together,” he wrote. “The United Nations is ready to offer its services for that to happen,” he wrote as well.
Ban Ki-moon also expressed the hope that efforts would be made to stem violence against Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir. He appreciated Pakistan’s role for maintaining peace in the region as well as the country’s efforts to solve the issue of Kashmir in a peaceful manner. Ban Ki-moon said that resolution of the issue of Kashmir was imperative for regional peace.
He expressed the desire to meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting.