Prime Minister's Telephonic Call with the French President

August 28, 2019

 
Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron today to brief him on the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. 
 
        The Prime Minister highlighted the illegal and unilateral steps taken by the India to change the disputed status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its demographic structure. He added that these steps were against the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and the International Law.
 
        The Prime Minister underlined that the actions taken by India posed a grave risk for peace and security in the region. He highlighted the severe hardships faced by the people of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the face of unprecedented lockdown of the entire population. The Prime Minister apprised on the worsening situation of basic human rights, safety and security of the people in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under curfew since 05 August 2019. 
 
        President Macron said that France was closely observing the situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He underlined the importance of resolving all outstanding issues through peaceful means.
 
Prime Minister Khan also briefed the French President on Pakistan’s efforts to support the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. The French President appreciated Pakistan’s positive role in bringing peace in Afghanistan.
 
        The two leaders agreed to continue to work together for peace and stability in the region.