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Guterres reiterates offer of 'good offices' to India, Pakistan

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UN Antonio reiterated on Monday his offer of "good offices" to leaders of and to find a solution to their outstanding issues.

Asked at his news conference if he was doing anything about the rising tensions in Kashmir, he said: "Whenever I meet the leaders of both and Pakistan, I always offer my good offices and I hope that (in) the future (they) will be able to create the mechanisms of dialogue that will allow for this problem to find an that the people can benefit from."

"It is clear for me that only can address political problems," he added.

has consistently rejected mediation efforts by or others saying that the two countries had accepted in their 1972 Simla Agreement that it was a bilateral matter, and, therefore, third parties had no role in resolving it.

The agreement was signed by and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was then the of

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 00:02 IST