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US seeks stability in S. Asia, views Pakistan-India dialogue as inner matter

ISLAMABAD: In a press briefing on Monday, a spokesperson of the US State Division emphasised the USA’ stance on regional stability in South Asia and reiterated that the dialogue between Pakistan and India is a matter for the 2 international locations to resolve.

Ned Value’s assertion is available in response to current calls from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for severe and honest talks together with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to deal with points such because the battle in occupied Kashmir.

“My message to the Indian management and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is let’s sit down on the desk and have severe and honest talks to resolve our burning points, like Kashmir,” Sharif stated in an interview with Al Arabiya information channel, telecast by state-run Pakistan Tv final week.

Nonetheless, the Prime Minister’s Workplace (PMO) later clarified that talks with India can solely happen after India reverses its actions within the Muslim-majority state of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Within the interview, Sharif additionally stated he had taken up the difficulty with UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed on his current go to to the oil-rich sheikhdom.

“He’s a brother of Pakistan. He additionally has good relations with India. He can play a vital function to deliver the 2 international locations on the speaking desk,” Sharif had stated.

Value additionally emphasised the US’ need for constructive relations with Pakistan and any elected authorities in Pakistan, however famous Washington evaluates governments based mostly on the insurance policies they pursue.

— With Reuters

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