Armenia reaffirms support for India over Kashmir

Armenia reaffirms support for India over Kashmir

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia has reiterated its support for India over its territorial dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

"Armenia has always supported India in the issue of Jammu and Kashmir," acting Foreign Minister Armen Grigorian said in remarks during an event in Yerevan dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the independence of India on August 15, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"At the same time, we appreciate the targeted statements of the Indian authorities regarding the Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the transfer of foreign terrorist fighters to the region, as well as the encroachments on the Armenian borders," Grigorian added, according to his press office.

India's ambassador and a member of the Indian parliament attended the event.

The region of Jammu and Kashmir is a territory that has been claimed by both India and Pakistan since the partition of India in 1947. Under a 1972 agreement that followed an Indo-Pakistani war, India was left in control of nearly two-thirds of the region.

Armenia has no diplomatic ties with Pakistan, which refused to recognize Armenian independence in the early 1990s because of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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