ISLAMABAD: Newly elected United Nations General Assembly President, Volkan Bozkir will arrive in Pakistan on July 27, announced Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday. “The newly elected UNGA president will hold a bilateral meeting with me,” said Qureshi. He added that he will brief the UNGA’s designated president on the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir and the region. Qureshi said that India has been targeting civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) and committing violations of international laws. He said the visit of the foreign media representatives to the Line of Control on Wednesday last was very important. The minister said India has always used double standards, but Pakistan took foreign media persons to the Line of Control to show them the reality. He pointed out whether India will allow independent journalists to visit Occupied Kashmir. He said that India keeps movements of the UN observers limited so that they cannot see the facts on the Line of Control.
The minister said that India’s relations with its neighbors, including China, Nepal and Bangladesh are getting tense day by day. He said that India is deteriorating its ties with other regional countries because of its Hindutva ideology. He said that Iran has also dropped India from the Chabahar project. Turkish diplomat Volkan Bozkir was elected as the president of the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly last week amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bozkir, a veteran diplomat and parliamentarian, will preside over the landmark 75th session of the UN General Assembly, which opens in September. He was the sole candidate for the post. Muhammad-Bande, the current President, has written to the member states about a scenario that foresees his successor, Bozkir, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres present in the hall for the official opening, while world leaders will deliver their speeches via pre-recorded video statements.