Libya Urges for Pakistani-Indian Talks

Published May 14th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The visiting Libyan foreign minister Abdul Rahman Mohammad Shalqun on Saturday called for talks between India and Pakistan to find a solution to the Kashmir issue, according to Iranian news agency (IRNA). 

Talking to Pakistani president Mohammad Rafiq Tarar, Shalqum was quoted as saying the Kashmir problem is a serious threat to regional peace and stability. 

He said that it is Libya’s desire that Pakistan and India would hold talks and settle the Kashmir issue within the framework of United Nations resolutions. 

Speaking on the same occasion, president Tarar said Pakistan was making every effort to strengthen its relations with Islamic countries. 

He thanked Libya for supporting Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir. He also called for boosting economic, cultural, and trade relations between Libya and Pakistan, added IRNA. – 

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