LONDON, Feb 05 (APP):The former Norwegian Prime Minister,Kjell Magne Bondevick called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Monday evening and discussed Kashmir issue.
According to a statement issued by the Pakistan High Commission London,Shah Mehmood Qureshi who is in London to attend the International conference condemning human rights violations and atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir.
The Senate Foreign relations Committee of Pakistan and Mr.Bondevik are in London to attend the Conference.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi condemned the prevalent human rights situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir , and recognized that Indian atrocities against helpless Kashmiris were finally acknowledged by the international community.
The Foreign Minister appreciated the participation of of the Ex -Norwegian Prime Minister in the conference and expressed the hope that participation of prominent international figures would be instrumental in drawing further international attention to the grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and towards the resolution of this longstanding dispute.
The Foreign Minister added that 2018 was one of the deadliest years in the history of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in which Indian occupation forces killed over 450 innocent Kashmiris and blinded and maimed scores of men, women and children using pellets shot guns.
Bondevik thanked the Foreign Minister for his views and wellcomed the initiatives such as the International conference on Jammu and Kashmir for which he was here.
The Norwegian Former Prime Minister emphasized that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute should be high on the agenda of the international community and resolution of this dispute should be priority of all.
He reiterated that there was no military solution to this dispute and that peaceful and meaningful dialogue was the only way forward.
Mr.Bondevik reaffirmed his commitment for the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiris.