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UN encourages call for dialogue between India and Pakistan: Official

United Nations chief reiterates his call for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2018 13:16 IST
Spokesman for Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric says there is “nothing to report” on if the UN had talks with the prime ministers of Pakistan or India.
Spokesman for Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric says there is “nothing to report” on if the UN had talks with the prime ministers of Pakistan or India.(HT File Photo)

UN chief Antonio Guterres is following the situation in Kashmir “closely” and encourages a dialogue between India and Pakistan to settle any outstanding differences, his spokesperson said.

Spokesman for Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric made the comment while responding to a question on the tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue.

“Obviously, we are following the situation there as closely, as we always do, and we would encourage dialogue between the parties to settle any outstanding differences,” Dujarric told reporters here on Monday at his daily briefing.

On whether the Secretary General has talked with the prime ministers of Pakistan or India, Dujarric said there is “nothing to report” on that currently.

In the past, Dujarric, when asked at press briefings about the Secretary General’s response to the situation in Kashmir, has repeatedly said that Guterres follows the situation in the region closely.

The UN chief reiterated his call for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue.