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‘We remain hopeful India-Pak dialogue can happen’: UN

Prime News, International (New Delhi), September 28:- The United Nations is still hopeful of a dialogue between India and Pakistan “despite the tone and content of the remarks” exchanged between the two countries at the UN General Assembly, the spokesperson of the global body’s Secretary-General said.

Earlier this year, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had announced that he was “encouraged” by the fact that India and Pakistan had announced a ceasefire and he hoped for “further dialogue”.

However, recently at the UN General Assembly, India and Pakistan exchanged very strong statements. Pakistan accused India of perpetuating Islamophobia while India pointed out Pakistan has been “sheltering terrorists” and working as an “arsonist disguised as a firefighter”.

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, was asked whether the UN was concerned by this exchange between India and Pakistan, especially with respect to peace in the region, and if the UN Secretary-General was planning to speak to the leaders of either of the two neighbouring countries.

“We heard the remarks and I think despite the tone and content of the remarks we always remain hopeful that dialogue can happen maybe in a place that is not under the spotlight,”  Dujarric said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

 

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