UN chief calls for Pakistan-India dialogue

Ban Ki-moon's deputy spokesperson says he's following with concern the increase in tensions along the Line of...


APP December 23, 2016
Outgoing United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. PHOTO: REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS: Outgoing United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has once again called on India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue and expressed concern over the tensions along the Line of Control. Ban, whose 10-year term as the world’s top diplomat ends at the end of this month, encouraged the South Asian neighbours to continue their efforts to deal with their disputes through dialogue.

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“All I can say is that the secretary-general has had a very consistent position. One fact we expressed even just last month, which is to say that he is following with concern the increase in tensions along the Line of Control and that he urges the governments of India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and encourages them to continue their efforts to resolve their differences peacefully and through dialogue,” Farhan Haq, the secretary-general’s deputy spokesman, told reporters on Wednesday.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 23rd, 2016.

COMMENTS (1)

VINOD | 5 years ago | Reply We welcome his initiative.India is always ready to talk but please remove the gun on her forehead. How can Kargil, Pathankot and Uri continue and then what will we talk.
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