On Thursday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on nuclear-armed India and Pakistan “to come together and seriously discuss their issues” resulting from the Kashmir unresolved conflict, adding that his good offices were still ready for negotiations.
The UN president, referring to a question from an APP reporter at his first press conference in 2021, cautioned that the decades-old crisis did not have a “military solution.”
It is clear that any military clash between the two will be a tragedy of unmitigated proportions for both countries and for the entire world when seeing Pakistan and India,” he warned.
“Guterres said, adding, “I think it is absolutely necessary for the two parties to be able to come together and seriously address their issues,” “I think it is absolutely essential for them to have a de-escalation of the crisis, especially in the Line of Influence.
“He further answered a question about the ongoing abuses of human rights in Indian-occupied Kashmir and said, “I think it is important that all the territories you listed thoroughly respect human rights.
He said he stood by his August 8, 2019 declaration calling for the settlement of the Kashmir conflict on the grounds of UN resolutions and the Charter of the United Nations.
Now things have not progressed in the right direction, our good offices are still at our disposal, and inside them we will insist on finding diplomatic solutions to issues that do not have a military solution.