UN chief again offers mediation for de-escalation of Pak-India tensions

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28 Feb, 2019 9:54 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again offered mediation for de-escalation of tensions between Pakistan and India.

UN chief’s Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, in response to a question at the regular briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, said his good office remain available if both sides agree.

The spokesman said the secretary-general has spoken to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and that he is also in contact with India.

He said the UN Chief has appealed to both sides to urgently take steps to lower tension through meaningful mutual engagement and meet their responsibilities to maintain peace and stability in the region.

US urges Pakistan, India to avoid further military action

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan is focused on de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and has urged them both to avoid further military action.

In a statement, the Pentagon said Shanahan had spoken with senior US military officials about the situation.

“Acting Secretary Shanahan’s focus is on de-escalating tensions and urging both of the nations to avoid further military action,” the statement added.


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