Niger backs Kashmiri people’s legitimate struggle during talks with Pakistani FM

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29 (APP):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Friday discussed matters of mutual with his counterpart from Niger, Kalla Ankouraou.
According to an official statement, they expressed satisfaction at the close bilateral relations marked by a convergence of view and shared perspectives.
Qureshi stressed that Pakistan seeks to further intensify these ties across the entire spectrum.
He also thanked Niger for its principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, and its valuable contribution as member of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.
Congratulating the Foreign Minister on assumption of office, the foreign minister of Niger stated that his government looks forward to working closely with the new government in Pakistan, to infuse further momentum to their bilateral relations.
Reaffirming their abiding commitment to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Foreign Minister Ankouraou added that Niger will continue to lend its strong support to the legitimate cause of the Kashmiri people.
The ministers agreed that exchange of high level visits will provide a greater strategic momentum to relations between the two countries.
To this end, Qureshi extended an invitation to Foreign Minister Ankouraou to visit Pakistan.
The foreign minister of Niger consented. Dates for the visit will be coordinated through the diplomatic channel, according to the statement.