The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) met behind-closed-doors in New York discussed the grave situation in Indian occupied Kashmir for the second time in five months.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has raised concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. After the meeting, China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun told reporters at UN Headquarters that we had a meeting on Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Mr. Zhang said the issue of Kashmir between India and Pakistan is always on the agenda of the Security Council. He said the 15-member Council heard a briefing from the UN Secretariat on the situation.

Replying to a question, the Chinese Ambassador to the UN said our position on Kashmir issue is very clear. China regards Kashmir as a territory disputed between India and Pakistan and supports UN resolutions calling for the exercise by Kashmiri people of their right of self-determination through a UN-supervised plebiscite.

To another question, the Chinese envoy said he is sure the meeting helped both parties to understand the risk of further escalation and will encourage them to approach to each other and to have dialogue and to seek means to seek solutions through dialogues.