- UN chief is “inspired” by the joint assertion issued by the militaries of India and Pakistan.
- US says it is a optimistic step in direction of larger peace and stability in South Asia.
- India and Pakistan agree for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and stop firing alongside the LOC and all different sectors.
KARACHI: The settlement between Pakistan and India to revive peace by strictly observing agreements of ceasefire alongside the Line of Management (LoC) and different sectors has been hailed by the UN chief and the White Home on Thursday.
In separate statements issued after the Director Generals of Navy Operations (DGMOs) of each the nations contacted on a hotline and agreed to strict implementation of understandings on the ceasefire, the US and UN welcomed the “optimistic step”, which can present a chance for additional dialogue.
Throughout a press briefing, White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki instructed reporters that the US welcomes the joint assertion between the 2 nations.
“This can be a optimistic step in direction of larger peace and stability in South Asia, which is in all shared — is in our shared curiosity. And we encourage each nations to maintain constructing upon this progress,” she added.
However, UN Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres known as the event a “optimistic step” and hoped that it could pave the best way for extra talks between the 2 nations.
“The Secretary-Common is inspired by the joint assertion issued by the militaries of India and Pakistan on their settlement to observing the ceasefire on the Line of Management in Kashmir and fascinating by established mechanisms,” his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, mentioned in a press release learn out on the common midday briefing on the UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday.
“He (UN chief) hopes that this optimistic step will present a chance for additional dialogue,” the assertion mentioned.
Replying to a query from APP correspondent, the spokesman mentioned the UN chief had no plans as but to contact the leaders of India and Pakistan for beginning the method to resolve the decades-old Kashmir dispute.
He mentioned the secretary-general’s good places of work had been at all times out there for any member state who would request it.
The President of UN Common Meeting, Volkan Bozkir, additionally welcomed the settlement, which, he mentioned, “set an instance for others and demonstrates the Common Meeting’s worth.”
The settlement to re-enforce ceasefire
The director-generals of navy operations of India and Pakistan reviewed the state of affairs alongside the Line of Management and all different sectors in a “free, frank and cordial environment,” the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR) mentioned Thursday.
The 2 DGs of navy operations made hotline contact within the curiosity of attaining “mutually useful and sustainable peace”, the ISPR assertion learn.
It mentioned they agreed to deal with one another’s core points and issues which have the propensity to disturb the peace and result in violence.
Each side agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and stop firing alongside the LOC and all different sectors, with impact from midnight 24/25 February 21.
It was reiterated that present mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag conferences will probably be utilised to resolve any unexpected state of affairs or misunderstanding.
Contact between the 2 navy officers comes at a time when various circumstances of LoC violations by India have been reported by the Pakistan Military.