Saudi FM describes Kashmir dispute a pressing challenge to South Asia’s security, stability

New York: Saudi Arabia’s minister of foreign affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, has described the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as a pressing challenge to the security and stability of South Asia.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan was addressing the meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir held on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The Saudi Foreign Minister warned that if the Kashmir dispute is allowed to remain unresolved it will contribute to further instability in the region.

He said Saudi Arabia stands by Muslim peoples in their efforts to maintain their Islamic identity and preserve their dignity. He reiterated his country’s support for people in areas affected by conflict or unrest, including those in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan maintained that Saudi Arabia is unremitting in its efforts to mediate between the parties involved in the conflict, in an attempt to deescalate it and help bring about a peaceful settlement in accordance with international resolutions. Such efforts are in line with Saudi Arabia’s unwavering stance in support of Islamic peoples, he added.


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