The United States has welcomed the joint statement of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire alongside the Line of Control and different sectors, saying it’s a constructive step in the direction of higher peace and stability in South Asia.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki additionally mentioned at her every day information convention that the Biden administration stays carefully engaged with a spread of leaders and officers within the area, together with these in Pakistan.
“The United States welcomes the joint statement between India and Pakistan that the 2 nations have agreed to take care of strict observance of a ceasefire alongside the Line of Control beginning on February twenty fifth,” Psaki mentioned.
“This is a constructive step in the direction of higher peace and stability in South Asia which is in our shared curiosity and we encourage each nations to maintain constructing upon this progress,” she mentioned when requested concerning the joint statement that introduced India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire alongside the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and different sectors.
Asked if Islamabad is doing sufficient within the battle towards terrorism, she mentioned, “But by way of an evaluation of that I might level you to the State Department or the Intelligence Department.”
At a separate information convention, State Department spokesperson Ned Price mentioned the administration had known as on the events to cut back tensions alongside the LoC by returning to the 2003 ceasefire settlement.
“We have been very clear that we condemn the terrorists who search to infiltrate throughout the Line of Control,” he mentioned.
“When it involves the US’ position, we proceed to help direct dialogue between India and Pakistan on Kashmir and different problems with concern, and we actually welcome the association that was introduced that can go into impact I ought to say on February 25,” Price mentioned.
He mentioned Pakistan is a vital associate with whom the US shares many pursuits.
“We, have been clearer by way of this problem. Obviously, Pakistan has an vital position to play on the subject of Afghanistan and what takes place throughout its different border. So clearly, we will probably 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,” Price mentioned.
The joint statement issued in Islamabad and New Delhi mentioned the Director Generals of Military Operations of the 2 nations 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.
“In the curiosity of attaining mutually helpful and sustainable peace alongside the borders, the 2 DGMOs agreed to handle one another’s core points and considerations which have propensity to disturb peace and result in violence.
“Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and stop firing alongside the Line of Control and all different sectors with impact from midnight of February 24/25,” the joint statement mentioned.
The two sides additionally reiterated that present mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag conferences will probably be utilised to resolve any unexpected scenario or misunderstanding, it added.