After Pakistan, China Asks For UNSC Meeting To Discuss Kashmir
New Delhi: China has formally asked for “closed consultations” in the UN Security Council (UNSC) to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
This comes after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to Poland, the Council President for the month of August, a top diplomat at the United Nations said.
The UN diplomat told news agency Press Trust of India that a request for such a meeting was submitted very recently, but no date has yet been scheduled for it.
“China asked for closed consultations on the Security Council agenda item ‘India Pakistan Question’. The request was in reference to the Pakistani letter to Security Council President,” the diplomat said.
Pakistan formally called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi recently said.
The diplomat said that China also submitted a formal request for such a meeting but Poland has to consult and take into account preferences of other Council members before deciding on time and date for the meeting.
The official said that so far no final decision on the time of the meeting had been made and Friday morning is the “earliest realistic option” for the meeting.
Earlier, Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that China supported Pakistan on the Kashmir issue and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told him he believed “China will stand up for justice on the Kashmir issue”.