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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called upon the United Nations to play its role for resolution of Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir disputes which are on the agenda of the Security Council for over seven decades.

He was addressing a joint news conference along with UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir after talks in Islamabad on Thursday.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said there are similarities between Palestinian situation and that of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the oppressed peoples in both the territories faced with the worst form of human rights violations are demanding their right to self-determination.

He categorically stated that Kashmir Dispute is a reality and nobody can remove it from the agenda of the UN Security Council.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan expects the UN to continue to play its leadership role for the revival of peace process in the Middle East. He said the fire there can be extinguished through dialogue and a two state solution in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

He said timely humanitarian assistance should also be provided to the Palestinians affected by the Israeli aggression.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has supported the Afghan reconciliation process and will continue to do so. He said Pakistan is supportive of Istanbul process and international conference that should take place at the earliest in Istanbul.

The President UN General Assembly said both Palestine and Kashmir disputes are of the same age. He reiterated that the UN position on Jammu and Kashmir dispute is governed by its charter and the applicable Security Council resolutions.

The President UN General Assembly appreciated Pakistan's efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He was also appreciative of Prime Minister Imran Khan's Ten Billion Tree Tsuanmi project, debt relief initiative and the steps taken to check the spread of Covid-19