Pak-US ties to grow: Bilawal Bhutto

FM raises Kashmir issue with UN chief 

By: News Desk
Published: 09:23 PM, 18 May, 2022
Pak-US ties to grow: Bilawal Bhutto
Caption: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
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Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Wednesday had separate meetings with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York, 24NewsHD TV channel reported.

Talking to the US secretary of state, the foreign minister expressed his determination to strengthen the broad-based and multilateral Pak-US bilateral relations. 

The duo deliberated upon matters of mutual interest. Bilawal Bhutto laid stress on the importance of multilateralism and Islamabad‘s foreign policy.

He told the UN chief about illegal demographic changes in the Indian occupied Valley and its repercussions. He raised the issue of serious human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Bilawal reiterated the call for resolution of the long-standing issue in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The foreign minister reached New York on a commercial flight. Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Ambassador Munir Akram and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Masood Khan received him.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said in a separate statement that the meeting between Bilawal and Blinken was also scheduled. She said the FM planned meets with German and Italian delegations. “We will use every platform in a positive and powerful way. 

“We will point out that Pakistan never wants to be part of the conflict. Human rights abuses in occupied Jammu and Kashmir will be effectively highlighted,” the statement added. “We will take care of Pakistan's interests.”