China makes fresh bid to raise Kashmir issue during closed-door UNSC meet; France likely to veto agenda, sources tell PTI

China has made a fresh pitch to raise the Kashmir issue in a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday, but the attempt is likely to fail as all other member countries of the body are set to oppose it

Press Trust of India January 15, 2020 19:32:00 IST
China makes fresh bid to raise Kashmir issue during closed-door UNSC meet; France likely to veto agenda, sources tell PTI
  • China has made a request to deliberate on the Kashmir issue during a closed-door meeting at the UNSC on Wednesday

  • According to PTI, French diplomatic sources said France is going to oppose it like it did on a previous occasion

  • Last month, France, the US, UK and Russia had foiled an attempt by China to discuss Kashmir at a closed-door meeting of the UNSC

New Delhi: China has made a fresh pitch to raise the Kashmir issue in a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Wednesday, but the attempt is likely to fail as all other member countries of the body are set to oppose it.

China makes fresh bid to raise Kashmir issue during closeddoor UNSC meet France likely to veto agenda sources tell PTI

File image of UN Security Council. AFP

French diplomatic sources said France has noted the request of a UNSC member to raise the Kashmir issue once again in the powerful body and it is going to oppose it like it did on a previous occasion.

The closed-door meeting of the UNSC has been called to discuss an issue relating to an African country. China has made a request to deliberate on the Kashmir issue under the agenda of "Any Other Business Points".

The sources said France's position has not changed and is very clear — the Kashmir issue must be settled bilaterally. This has been stated on several occasions and will continue to be reiterated to partners in the UN Security Council, they added.

Last month, France, the US, UK and Russia had foiled an attempt by China to discuss Kashmir at a closed-door meeting of the UNSC.

China has been critical of India's reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir.

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