Did not offer to mediate on Kashmir issue: Sri Lankan president

24 Août, 2019, 12:56 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Did not offer to mediate on Kashmir issue: Sri Lankan president

Pakistan's move to call on Sri Lanka to intervene in the strictly "internal" matter of India comes as a part of its rhetoric, wherein the country has been endlessly trying to involve the global community in the wake of New Delhi's historic decision to change the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Refuting a recent press statement issued by the Colombo-based Pakistani High Commission, the President's office on Thursday said Maithripala Sirisena did not comment on issues pertaining to India and Pakistan during his recent meeting with the Pakistani High Commissioner.

The Pakistani High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shahzad Chaudhary on Tuesday had met President Sirisena at the request of the former to brief him of India's internal decision of August 5 to remove the special status for the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistan envoy also informed Sirisena that these steps were in "contravention of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and the global law".

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The statement released by the media wing of the president's office in Sri Lanka clarified "The president gave a patient hearing to the Pakistan High Commissioner's views and stated that both India and Pakistan have excellent friendly relations with Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka's interest is to see the growth of regional cooperation and friendship". "The President did not make any other comment on the issues pertaining to India and Pakistan", the statement said.

Following the meeting, the statement released by Pakistan claimed that the Sri Lankan President "acknowledged that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory. He further said that resolution of Kashmir issue is essential for permanent peace and stability in the region". He also offered Sri Lanka's mediation and facilitation of dialogue between Pakistan and India to re-activate the SAARC forum.

India, time and again, has also stated that Jammu and Kashmir is "entirely an internal matter" of the country and all steps were taken keeping in mind the bright future of people of the region.

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