EU backs bilateral solution between India, Pakistan

SHARM EL-SHEIKH (EGYPT), Feb. 24, 2019 (Xinhua) — High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini attends the first League of Arab States (LAS)-EU Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Feb. 24, 2019. The first League of LAS-EU Summit started on Sunday in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, with the participation of more than 50 European and Arab countries. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa/IANS)

Brussels, Aug 8 (IANS) The European Union on Thursday expressed support to a bilateral political solution between India and Pakistan over Kashmir saying this “remains the only way to solve a long-lasting dispute that causes instability and insecurity in the region.”

A High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, released a statement after speaking on phone with Minister of External Affairs of India S. Jaishankar and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

In both telephone calls, Mogherini said she underlined the importance of avoiding an escalation of tensions in Kashmir and the region.

“To this end, dialogue between India and Pakistan through diplomatic channels is crucial,” stressed the EU foreign policy chief.

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