United Nations: Vice President of Indonesia Muhammad Jusuf Kalla met with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of 74th session of the UNGA in New York today. Recalling Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s visit to Pakistan last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed satisfaction over the growth of fraternal ties and substantive collaboration between the two countries in diverse fields.
Prime Minister Imran Khan apprised Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla of the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir that posed a serious risk to lives of over 8 million Kashmiris and to regional peace and security. The Prime Minister emphasized that the international community must urge India to lift the curfew and other restrictions that had been imposed on the Kashmiri population for over 53 days. India’s baseless allegations and belligerent rhetoric were reflective of its irresponsible approach and any ill-advised action could further imperil peace and security in the region.
Recalling the UNSC meeting on the situation in IOJ &K last month, the Prime Minister appreciated the decision of members of the Security Council, including Indonesia as a non-permanent member, to prioritize Kashmir on UNSC agenda in view of Indian illegal and unilateral actions. The Prime Minister and the Vice President also exchanged views on matters related to peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and underlined the importance of successful culmination of the process. The two sides also agreed to further strengthen bilateral trade ties and take steps to deepen mutual economic engagement.