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Kashmir issue brought up by Turkish President during speech at UN General Assembly

The Kashmir problem came up in the Turkish leader’s speech to international leaders at the high-level UN General Assembly session.
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During his speech to international leaders at the high-level 78th session of the UN General Assembly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought up the Kashmir problem.

“The establishment of a just and lasting peace in Kashmir through dialogue and cooperation between India and Pakistan will pave the way for regional peace, stability, and prosperity in South Asia,” Erdogan said in his speech to the General Debate on Tuesday.

“As Turkiye, we will continue to support the steps that will be taken in this direction,” he declared.

His statement comes after he met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi ahead of the G20 summit, where they spoke about advancing infrastructure and commercial ties.

Erdogan stated that India’s participation in the UN Security Council was something to be proud of. He declared that he preferred the UN Security Council to have five permanent members and fifteen “temporary” members.

“Those 20 (5+15) ought to be rotating permanent members of the UNSC. However, the world is larger than five, as you are aware. We don’t just mean the US, UK, France, China, and Russia when we say that the globe is bigger than five,” he remarked.

In his remarks to international leaders at the high-level UN General Assembly session in previous years, the Turkish president has brought up the Kashmir problem.

During his address to international leaders at the high-level UN General Assembly session held here last year, Erdogan brought up the Kashmir problem.

“India and Pakistan have not yet achieved peace and solidarity between themselves, despite establishing their sovereignty and independence 75 years ago. This is quite regrettable. Erdogan had remarked, “We hope and pray that a just and lasting peace and prosperity would be created in Kashmir.

Erdogan mentioned Jammu and Kashmir in his pre-recorded video statement to the General Debate in 2020. India had at the time described it as “completely unacceptable,” saying Turkey needed to learn to respect other countries’ sovereignty and take a closer look at its own policies.

 

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