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Russia never offered to mediate between India, Pakistan: MEA

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Thursday categorically denied that had offered to mediate between and

In a statement, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay also said that was aware of India's position that all outstanding issues with needed to be addressed bilaterally.

"No offer of mediation between and was made by to India," the spokesperson said.

"It is my understanding that is very well aware of India's consistent position to address all outstanding issues with bilaterally in an environment free of terrorism and violence," Baglay added.

India's reaction came after Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said during a briefing that his country appreciated Russia's "attention and intention to play a role in this longstanding issue".

Zakaria said this when asked if Russian President Vlamidir Putin, during his meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SCO, had offered to mediate between and to resolve issues between the two countries.

"welcomes UNSC Permanent Member, Russia's attention and intention to play a role in this longstanding issue on the UNSC agenda," Zakaria said.



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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 20:24 IST