We want peace in J&K: Arab League envoy

The Arab League, an association of 22 Arab countries, looks forward to "peaceful coexistence" in Jammu and Kashmir but has no specific position on the dispute between India and Pakistan, says its ambassador.

Last Updated: May 17, 2011, 13:44 PM IST

Srinagar: The Arab League, an association of 22 Arab countries, looks forward to "peaceful coexistence" in Jammu and Kashmir but has no specific position on the dispute between India and Pakistan, says its ambassador.

Addressing a peace conference here late on Monday, Arab League Ambassador Ahmed Salem Al Wahishi said: "The League of Arab States has no specific position on the question of Jammu and Kashmir."

"We look forward to peaceful coexistence and tolerance in the whole region."

The peace conference was organised by J&K Peace Foundation.

Jammu and Kashmir, Al Wahishi said, had passed through a violent situation of hatred and confusion for the last 20 years.

"We want peace to last in West Asia, South Asia and the entire world."

IANS