UN Secretary General watching India-Pakistan ties closely, calls for peaceful solution

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising tensions between India and Pakistan very closely.

PTI May 17, 2017 10:02:37 IST
UN Secretary General watching India-Pakistan ties closely, calls for peaceful solution

United Nations: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising tensions between India and Pakistan very closely and reiterates the need for the South Asian neighbours to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue.

UN Secretary General watching IndiaPakistan ties closely calls for peaceful solution

File image of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Reuters

Guterres' spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, responding to a question at the daily press briefing on Tuesday, asserted that the Secretary General is not reluctant to focus on the issue.

"I don't think it's a matter of reluctance. As I said, he's obviously watching the situation very closely and reiterates his need for the parties to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue," Dujarric said.

The Secretary-General, "a student of history", knows what has happened, Dujarric said referring to similar tense and volatile situations in the world.

Dujarric has repeatedly said that Guterres is following the situation in Kashmir amid escalating tensions at the border between India and Pakistan.

The UN chief has not made any direct intervention to resolve the issue and his spokesperson has repeatedly said the UN chief reiterates his call for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue.

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