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Chairman of Bosnian presidency calls for resolution on IIOJK in light of UNSC resolutions | The Express Tribune

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Dzaferovic on Wednesday called for peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute in the light of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

Dzaferovic made the remarks during his meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad after he reached Pakistan today for a two-day official visit.

“Human rights should be respected in occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” the Bosnian president said.

He added that Pakistan and Bosnia enjoyed close relations and his visit would further strengthen bilateral relations.

FM Qureshi briefed the President Dzaferovic about the situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and appreciated his statement on the occupied territory.

“Both the countries have always stood by each other in difficult times,” the FM said. “Pakistan desires to expand relations with Bosnia in different fields including bilateral trade, education, culture and people to people contacts.”

The foreign minister said high-level exchanges would further strengthen the bilateral relations.

President Dzaferovic was earlier received by Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul along with other officials upon his arrival.

The visiting dignitary would be received by Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister House and a guard of honour would be presented to him. A high-level delegation, including the minister for security as well as presidential advisers, are accompanying the Bosnian and Herzegovina chairman.

President Dzaferovic would also hold face-to-face and delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan today. The two leaders would also witness the signing of Memorandum of Understating (MOUs) and later would deliver media statements.

He is also scheduled to hold talks with President Arif Alvi and interact with National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood and other dignitaries.

Dzaferovic’s visit would serve to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen cooperative bonds between the two countries.

PM Imran had met the chairman on the sidelines of 14th OIC Summit in Makkah in May last year.

Pakistan enjoys traditionally warm and friendly relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The two countries have extended support to each other in times of need. During the years 1994-95, Pakistan was a significant contributor of troops to the UN Peacekeeping Mission. Bosnia and Herzegovina provided assistance during the 2005 earthquake and 2010 floods in Pakistan.

High-level exchanges are an important feature of the bilateral relationship. The two sides are committed to further deepen and broaden cooperation in diverse fields – including trade, commerce, education, culture and people-to-people exchanges, the official statement added.

“The visit of the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina will serve to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen cooperative bonds between the peoples of the two countries.”



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