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UN watching situation at Indo-Pak border, urges both countries to engage in dialogue

United Nations: The United Nations has urged both India and Pakistan to hold dialogue and added that the international body is watching the situation at the border, said the spokesperson of the Antonio Guterres, the secretary general of the UN.

“He is encouraging both nations to hold a dialogue,” said spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

Asked at the daily UN briefing about the incidents, Dujarric on Monday said: “We are obviously aware. We are following this — what is really going on for the last ten days. And again the Secretary-General would encourage both sides to address any outstanding issues through dialogue.”

The spokesperson was asked that why is the United Nations not getting involved to find a solution. The spokesperson said that while the good offices of the United Nations are always available however ‘everyone needs to agree on UN being involved’.

The spokesperson was pointing towards India’s opposition to any third party involvement in issues with Pakistan.

India maintains that according to the Shimla agreement between then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi and Paksitani premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Kashmir is a bilateral issue and the two neighbours will reslove it within themselves without any third party involvement.

 


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