- UN chief is “encouraged” by the joint assertion issued by the militaries of India and Pakistan.
- US says this can be a constructive step in the direction of better peace and stability in South Asia.
- India and Pakistan agree for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and stop firing alongside the LOC and all different sectors.
KARACHI: The settlement between Pakistan and India to revive peace by strictly observing agreements of ceasefire alongside the Line of Management (LoC) and different sectors has been hailed by the UN chief and the White Home on Thursday.
In separate statements issued after the Director Generals of Army Operations (DGMOs) of each the nations contacted on a hotline and agreed to strict implementation of understandings on the ceasefire, the US and UN welcomed the “positive step”, which can present a possibility for additional dialogue.
Throughout a press briefing, White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki advised reporters that america welcomes the joint assertion between the 2 nations.
“This is a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia, which is in all shared — is in our shared interest. And we encourage both countries to keep building upon this progress,” she added.
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However, UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres known as the event a “positive step” and hoped that it might pave the way in which for extra talks between the 2 nations.
“The Secretary-General is encouraged by the joint statement issued by the militaries of India and Pakistan on their agreement to observing the ceasefire at the Line of Control in Kashmir and engaging through established mechanisms,” his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, stated in an announcement learn out on the common midday briefing on the UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday.
“He (UN chief) hopes that this positive step will provide an opportunity for further dialogue,” the assertion stated.
Replying to a query from APP correspondent, the spokesman stated the UN chief had no plans as but to contact the leaders of India and Pakistan for beginning the method to resolve the decades-old Kashmir dispute.
He stated the secretary-general’s good workplaces have been all the time accessible for any member state who would request it.
The President of UN Normal Meeting, Volkan Bozkir, additionally welcomed the settlement, which, he stated, “set an example for others and demonstrates the General Assembly’s value.”
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The settlement to re-enforce ceasefire
The director-generals of navy operations of India and Pakistan reviewed the state of affairs alongside the Line of Management and all different sectors in a “free, frank and cordial atmosphere,” the Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR) stated Thursday.
The 2 DGs of navy operations made hotline contact within the curiosity of reaching “mutually beneficial and sustainable peace”, the ISPR assertion learn.
It stated they agreed to deal with one another’s core points and considerations which have the propensity to disturb the peace and result in violence.
Each side agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and stop firing alongside the LOC and all different sectors, with impact from midnight 24/25 February 21.
It was reiterated that present mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag conferences will probably be utilised to resolve any unexpected state of affairs or misunderstanding.
Contact between the 2 navy officers comes at a time when plenty of instances of LoC violations by India have been reported by the Pakistan Military.