UN chief hopes for Pak, India meaningful dialogue

09:51 AM | 19 Jan, 2019
UN chief hopes for Pak, India meaningful dialogue
NEW YORK - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed the hope that Pakistan and India would be able to engage in a meaningful dialogue to resolve their disputes.

In a press conference in New York, answering to a question posed by a Pakistani journalist regarding the constant tension between the neighbouring countries and recent efforts made by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold peace talks with India the UN chief wished that Pakistan and India would "engage in a meaningful dialogue".

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In his statement, Guterres said "I've been offering my good offices in relation to the dialogue between the two countries that, until now, had no conditions of success.

"I hope that the importance of both India and Pakistan is such in international affairs, I hope that the two countries will be able to engage in a meaningful dialogue," he added.

Later, Guterres wrote on Twitter: "We need international cooperation more than ever, but simply saying this will not make it happen.