US welcomes India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire

PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 26-02-2021 02:55 IST | Created: 26-02-2021 02:55 IST
US welcomes India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire

The United States has welcomed the joint statement of India and Pakistan to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control and other sectors, saying it is a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also said at her daily news conference on Thursday that the Biden administration remains closely engaged with a range of leaders and officials in the region, including those in Pakistan.

''The United States welcomes the joint statement between India and Pakistan that the two countries have agreed to maintain strict observance of a ceasefire along the Line of Control starting on February 25th,'' Psaki said.

''This is a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia which is in our shared interest and we encourage both countries to keep building upon this progress,'' she said when asked about the joint statement that announced India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and other sectors.

Asked if Islamabad is doing enough in the fight against terrorism, she said, ''But in terms of an assessment of that I would point you to the State Department or the Intelligence Department.'' The joint statement issued in Islamabad and New Delhi said the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of the two countries held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact and reviewed the situation along the LoC and all other sectors in a ''free, frank and cordial'' atmosphere.

''In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGMOs agreed to address each other's core issues and concerns which have propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence.

''Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from midnight of February 24/25,'' the joint statement said.

The two sides also reiterated that existing mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag meetings will be utilised to resolve any unforeseen situation or misunderstanding, it added. ANB ANB

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



Tracking Fintech during COVID-19: Harnessing power of technology

Its abundantly clear now that as fintech cements its place in the financial sector, accelerated further by the COVID-19 pandemic, it could open the sector to new possibilities by harnessing the power of technology to deliver financial ...

Tectonic turns: How technology shaped healthcare over the decades

Tracing an episodic evolution, with technology at the interface of human and his health....

World Water Day sees crises of inequality in countries both rich and poor

... ...

Privacy and data protection: Reviewing notable policy frameworks

The evolved privacy principles and the resulting legislation across the world primarily aim to force the data collector to define the purpose for which the data is being collected along with the need to obtain explicit consent for the said ...


Latest News

Uyghur body supports complaint against French brands over link to forced labour

A pro-Uyghur body has endorsed the formal complaint submitted by a French lawyer against four France-based multinational companies over allegations of their involvement in forced labour of the Muslim minority group in China. The World Uyghu...

COVID-19: HP reports 12 more deaths, toll crosses 1,102; 941 new cases

Himachal Pradesh reported 12 more COVID-19-related deaths and 941 cases on Saturday, pushing the states coronavirus toll to 1,102 and the infection tally to 69,114, officials said.The states Special Health Secretary Nipun Jindal said the ma...

Italian prosecutor says Salvini should not be tried in Gregoretti migrant case

A prosecutor said on Saturday that Italys right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini should not be sent to trial over illegally detaining migrants in a case being considered by a court in the Sicilian city of Catania.The high-profile case, for...

Cities win immigration policing dispute with US government

The US Department of Justice has dropped its challenge to a court decision that said the federal government could not force two Rhode Island cities to turn local police into federal immigration agents.Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Centr...

Give Feedback