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Ban asks India, Pak to address all issues with patience

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to make renewed efforts to address outstanding issues, including Kashmir, on the basis of patience, perseverance and compromise.

world Updated: Jul 29, 2010 11:32 IST

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to make renewed efforts to address outstanding issues, including Kashmir, on the basis of patience, perseverance and compromise.

"He encourages both sides to rekindle the spirit of the composite dialogue, which was initiated in 2004 and had made encouraging progress on some important confidence building measures, and to make renewed efforts to address outstanding issues, including on Jammu and Kashmir," Ban's spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a statement.

"He (Ban) underlines the need for patience, perseverance and compromise on all sides," Haq said.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi met in Islamabad on July 15 to resume the stalled peace talks.