United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take steps to defuse tensions in the wake an attack in Kashmir late last week that left dozes of Indian security forces dead.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of recent developments, particularly the reported ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) following an attack on an Indian army base in Uri on 18 September.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan lauded the inauguration of a landmark bus service across the Indian-Pakistani ceasefire line in Jammu and Kashmir today, calling it "a powerful gesture of peace and an opportunity to reunite families divided for nearly 60 years," despite security challenges.
Strongly condemning today's fiery attack on a complex housing passengers waiting to take the first bus trip across the ceasefire line in Jammu and Kashmir, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the landmark service was a tangible achievement of the composite dialogue between the India and Pakistan.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced deep concern over recent terrorist acts in Kashmir and urged India and Pakistan to continue their recent efforts to resolve their differences peacefully.