Pakistan allowed its turn to pass as the UN General Assembly on Tuesday continued to debate a resolution demanding immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.
In Washington, the US State Department urged journalists not to “focus on individual specific countries” when they asked questions about India’s abstentions.
Pakistan, which is trying not to take sides on this issue, stayed away from both sessions. As a UN member, Pakistan can participate in the UNGA debate, which entered its second day on Tuesday, but so far it has avoided doing so.
The United Arab Emirates and India had also abstained from voting on both occasions.