Negotiations between India and Pakistan are an “absolute essential element” for resolving the Kashmir issue and its good offices are available if both sides call for it, UN chief Antonio Guterres called for full respect for human rights is.
The Secretary-General’s remarks came ahead of the session of the United Nations General Assembly, where Pakistan has vowed to raise the Kashmir issue after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. “Well, our capacity relates to good offices, and good offices can only be implemented. When the parties accept it. On the other hand, it is related to advocacy, and advocacy was expressed and will be maintained, ”Guterres said during a press conference on Wednesday.
Guterres was asked by a Pakistani journalist about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and what he would do to bring a solution to the Kashmir issue.
“I proceed with a clear opinion that there should be full respect for human rights in the region, and I proceed with the clear opinion that dialogue between India and Pakistan is an essential element for the resolution of the problem.”
India canceled the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August. Reacting to India’s move, Pakistan downgraded diplomatic relations with New Delhi and expelled the Indian High Commissioner.
India has always said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of it and denies the mediation of any third party, including the United Nations or the US, to say that it is a bilateral issue with Pakistan. The Secretary-General has also reiterated that his good offices will be available only when both sides ask for it.
Source: PTI News