Another diplomatic triumph over India; SCO endorses Pakistan’s stance on IIOJK

Another diplomatic triumph over India; SCO endorses Pakistan's stance on IIOJK
DR. MOEED YUSUF, SAPM ON NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION AND STRATEGIC POLICY PLANNING ADDRESSED “15TH MEETING OF THE SECRETARIES OF NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCILS OF SCO MEMBER STATES” ISLAMABAD ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISORS OF THE MEMBER COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED IN THE MEETING.

ISLAMABAD, Sep 15 (APP): In another Pakistan’s diplomatic triumph over India, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Tuesday endorsed Pakistan’s stance regarding the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

During a virtual SCO meeting of National Security Advisors, Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval raised an objection against Pakistan on the display of its political map as background for the meeting by falsely claiming that the new political map showed ‘sovereign Indian territories’ as part of Pakistan.

as per international law India had no legal rights to claim the internationally recognized disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir as its territory

However, Pakistan, which was represented by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf, rejected the Indian claim stating that as per international law India had no legal rights to claim the internationally recognized disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir as its territory.

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“I highlighted that unilateral & illegal actions in an internationally recognized disputed territory of IIOJK is a threat to regional peace & prosperity” Moeed Yusus said in a tweet posted on his social media account.

Pakistan also categorically rejected India’s assertions that the newly released political map included any part of India’s territory.

Indian National Security Advisor and other Indian officials walked out of the meeting during the speeches of Pakistan and Russia. The SCO meeting continued after the Indian walk out, supporting Pakistan’s stance of displaying its political map.

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“Bizzarely[sic], my Indian counterpart chose to walk out of Pakistan and Russia’s speech. Left a bad taste at a forum whose whole spirit is cooperation,” Moeed Yusuf remarked.

Moeed Yusuf, in his tweet, said, “It was an honour to represent Pakistan at the SCO NSAs dialogue today where I highlighted Pakistan’s continued commitment to peace in the region. Pakistan is committed to working with SCO member states to achieve peace and stability, economic security and connectivity.”

He also “apprised counterparts of Pak’s deep commitment to peace in Afghanistan through an Afghan led & owned peace process.”

Later in a statement the Foreign Office said

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