Minister Jacek Czaputowicz held a phone conversation with Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s minister of external affairs
Held on India’s initiative, the call aimed to present India’s perspective on the modification of the status of the Jammu and Kashmir state.
Minister Jaishankar briefed the Polish side, holding the monthly presidency of the UN Security Council, on Indian government’s position with regards to the modified status of the Jammu and Kashmir state. The modification of the status was adopted by the Indian Parliament on 5 August. The minister explained that the amendment repealing article 370 of the Indian constitution is of strictly internal nature and aims at bringing security to the region that is particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks. He emphasised that the recent amendment of the constitution does not entail any international consequences and aims to end the temporary situation and to create better opportunities for the growth of the region.
Minister Czaputowicz expressed his hope that the dialogue with Pakistan will allow to prevent tensions between the two countries. At the same time, minister Czaputowicz assured that Poland, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council holding presidency, stands ready, if needed to engage in preventing actions impacting security situation.
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