Ban Ki-moon asks India, Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue


The United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has urged both India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully, through a dialogue process. His statement has come after India called off foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations when High commissioner of Pakistan Abdul Basit invited Kashmir’s Hurriyat leaders for talks in New Delhi last week.

According to a statement issued to Indian based news agency from the office of Mr. Ban’s spokesperson in response to questions about the cancellation of the talks and ceasefire violations the statement read “The Secretary-General calls on both sides to solve the issues peacefully and through dialogue.”

However the statement did not respond to a question whether the U.N. chief would intervene in the tensed situation and encourage the leaders from the two countries to meet.

The tension at international border has increased since Pakistani Randers allegedly violated ceasefire over the last few weeks that killed two civilians and forced more than 3000 people to flee their homes in RS Pora sector of Jammu region.

Last week United States of America through its embassies also pushed both India and Pakistan governments to resume the bilateral talks.

Marie Harf, the State Department Deputy Spokesperson had said “We are engaging with the governments of both india and Pakistan through our embassies to talk about the issue, and again, would strongly support efforts of both countries to improve their bilateral relations.”

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