The USA has welcomed the joint assertion of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire alongside the Line of Management and different sectors, saying it’s a constructive step in direction of better peace and stability in South Asia. White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki additionally stated at her each day information convention on Thursday that the Biden administration stays intently engaged with a spread of leaders and officers within the area, together with these in Pakistan.
“The USA welcomes the joint assertion between India and Pakistan that the 2 international locations have agreed to take care of strict observance of a ceasefire alongside the Line of Management beginning on February twenty fifth,” Psaki stated.
“This can be a constructive step in direction of better peace and stability in South Asia which is in our shared curiosity and we encourage each international locations to maintain constructing upon this progress,” she stated when requested concerning the joint assertion that introduced India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire alongside the Line of Management (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and different sectors.
Requested if Islamabad is doing sufficient within the combat towards terrorism, she stated, “However when it comes to an evaluation of that I’d level you to the State Division or the Intelligence Division.”
At a separate information convention, State Division spokesperson Ned Value stated the administration had known as on the events to scale back tensions alongside the LoC by returning to the 2003 ceasefire settlement. “We have now been very clear that we condemn the terrorists who search to infiltrate throughout the Line of Management,” he stated.
“On the subject of the US’ position, we proceed to help direct dialogue between India and Pakistan on Kashmir and different problems with concern, and we definitely welcome the association that was introduced that may go into impact I ought to say on February 25,” Value stated.
He stated Pakistan is a vital accomplice with whom the US shares many pursuits. “We, have been clearer when it comes to this situation. Clearly, Pakistan has an essential position to play relating to Afghanistan and what takes place throughout its different border. So clearly, we can be paying shut consideration, and we urge the Pakistanis to play a constructive position in all of those areas of mutual pursuits together with in Afghanistan, together with with Kashmir together with with our different shared curiosity,” Value stated.
The joint assertion issued in Islamabad and New Delhi stated the Director Generals of Army Operations (DGMOs) of the 2 international locations held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact and reviewed the scenario alongside the LoC and all different sectors in a “free, frank and cordial” ambiance.
“Within the curiosity of reaching mutually helpful and sustainable peace alongside the borders, the 2 DGMOs agreed to deal with one another’s core points and issues which have propensity to disturb peace and result in violence. Each side agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and stop firing alongside the Line of Management and all different sectors with impact from midnight of February 24/25,” the joint assertion stated.
The 2 sides additionally reiterated that present mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag conferences can be utilised to resolve any unexpected scenario or misunderstanding, it added.