UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges Pakistan and India to hold direct dialogues

01 Sep, 2015 3:20 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for direct dialogues between India and Pakistan to de-escalate tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

Talking to media in New York on Tuesday, UN Secretary General spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that we’re always following the developments in that part of the world very closely, and the Secretary-General will continue to encourage direct dialogue between Pakistan and India as a way to de-escalate any tensions that may exist.

When asked about the civilian casualties on both sides and the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan being aware of the situation, Dujarric said he had seen the reports and was waiting for some guidance on these latest incidents.

Last week, the UN Chief had expressed regret over the calling-off of the planned meeting on August 23-24 between the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan and had hoped that leaders of the two countries will use ‘all opportunities’ to resume talks at an early date.

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