UN chief Guterres encouraged by India, Pak ceasefire announcement; hopes this positive step will provide opportunity for further dialogue

High UN management has welcomed the announcement by militaries of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire alongside the Line of Management (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and different sectors, with UN chief Antonio Guterres expressing hope that this “positive step” will provide an opportunity for “further dialogue”.

In a big transfer to ease pressure, the militaries of India and Pakistan stated on Thursday that they’ve agreed to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire alongside the Line of Management (LoC) and different sectors.

“…The Secretary-Normal is encouraged 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 interesting by way of established mechanisms,” Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN chief, stated on the each day press briefing Thursday.

“He hopes that this positive step will provide an opportunity for further dialogue,” Dujarric stated.

President of the seventy fifth session of the United Nations Normal Meeting Volkan Bozkir tweeted that he “wholeheartedly” welcomes the ceasefire settlement between India and Pakistan.

“Their said dedication to realize sustainable peace by way of addressing one another’s core points and considerations units an instance for different nations and demonstrates #UNGA values,” he stated within the tweet.

In response to a query on whether or not the Secretary-Normal plans to speak to the leaders of India and Pakistan, Dujarric stated, “there’s no plan that I’m conscious of, however the Secretary‑Normal is at all times accessible for his good places of work in any… between any Member States who would request it.”

The choice on the ceasefire, efficient since Wednesday midnight, was taken at a gathering between the Director Generals of Army Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan.

The DGMOs held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact and reviewed the state of affairs alongside the Line of Management and all different sectors in a “free, frank and cordial ambiance”, a joint assertion issued by the 2 nations stated on Thursday.

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