No reluctance to address Kashmir dispute: UN SG

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Calls for a dialogue solution

Special Correspondent

New York

The UN Secretary General (UN SG) Mr Antonio Guterres is not reluctant to address the Kashmir dispute, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric clarified reports here during regular media briefing Tuesday.
The Secretary General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, Tuesday has asked India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute through dialogue, his spokesperson said.
“I don’t brush it off…I don’t think the Secretary General has been reluctant…He would underscore the need for the parties to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue,” Dujarric said at regular press briefing.
These remarks from him came while responding to the question of a reporter on Secretary General’s response to the situation prevailing in occupied Kashmir.
“I think I would refer you to what we have already said on the situation in Kashmir and I have nothing further to add to it,” Dujarric said.
The spokesperson has maintained that the UN chief was following the situation in Kashmir, reports said.
“It is obviously an issue that he (Secretary General) is following…If we are able to say more, we shall be able to say more…I am not sure what coming to grip means. He is well aware of the issue,” Dujarric said responding to another question.

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