UN chief reiterates India-Pakistan need find solution to Kashmir issue through dialogue

UN chief reiterates India-Pakistan need find solution to Kashmir issue through dialogue

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SRINAGAR : UN chief Antonio Guterres has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue, his spokesperson said.

Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric’s remarks came when he was asked if the Secretary-General is paying attention to the situation in the region or “we are just waiting for some sort of big tragedy to occur for the Secretary-General to take attention.”

“…we reiterate the need for the parties to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue,” Dujarric said at a daily press briefing yesterday according to reports.

He said that “in terms of paying attention, I think the Secretary-General answered in his own words that question during the press conference.”

Dujarric was referring to Guterres’ first press conference at the world body s headquarters in June when he was asked whether he is engaged in bringing about dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

“Why do you think I met three times the Prime Minister of Pakistan and two times the Prime Minister of India,” Guterres had said.