Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 26
The US State Department has welcomed the joint assertion by navy commanders of India and Pakistan to keep up strict observance of a ceasefire alongside the Line of Control (LoC) from February 25.
“We encourage continued efforts to improve communication between the two sides and to reduce tensions and violence along the LoC,” US State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated throughout a media briefing whereas mentioning that this message had been delivered to each the events.
While the US condemns terrorists who search to infiltrate throughout the LoC, it supported direct dialogue between India and Pakistan on Kashmir and different problems with concern, he added. This place is at variance with India’s present stand that terror and talks can’t go collectively.
Price described Pakistan as an essential accomplice with “whom we share many interests”.
“We have been clear in terms of this issue. Obviously, Pakistan has an important role to play when it comes to Afghanistan and what takes place across its other border. So clearly we will be paying close attention, and we urge the Pakistanis to play a constructive role in all of these areas of mutual interest, including in Afghanistan, including with Kashmir, including with our other shared interests,” he noticed.
Price had been requested how Biden’s heat relationship with Pakistan, when he was Vice President, portended for his coverage in the direction of Pakistan now that he’s President and the way that will interaction along with his relationship with India. In his reply, Price skipped the half about India.