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Address outstanding issues with India through peaceful means: UN official tells Pak

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

A top UN has asked to address the outstanding issues with through peaceful means, reiterating Antonio Guterres' concern over heightening tensions along the Line of Control.

UN Assistant for Political Affairs made the remarks after concluding his visit to on April 13.

He held meetings with and in the on April 12. He also met with representatives of the diplomatic community and members of the Country Team (UNCT).

According to a statement released by the UN spokesperson's office, Jenca reiterated that the is concerned about the "heightening tensions" along the Line of Control between and

He "echoed the Secretary General's calls for maximum restraint and efforts to de-escalate the situation. Any outstanding issues between the two countries should be addressed through peaceful means," the statement said.

Jenca underlined in his conversations in that Pakistan's commitment to fostering multilateralism and cooperation is important for peace and stability in the region and beyond.

He welcomed the decision of Pakistan and to increase cooperation through the implementation of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity.

Jenca underscored the importance of this positive momentum for the further advancement of the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process.

During the visit, Jenca also participated at a medal parade of the UN Military Observation Group in and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). The ceremony recognised the service of UN peacekeepers deployed to UNMOGIP.

India maintains that the UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Shimla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 11:10 IST
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