UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suggested meetings with Indian and Pakistani leaders as a means to facilitate dialogue between the two adversaries over the Kashmir dispute.
At his maiden press conference at the UN headquarters on Tuesday he was asked: â€œAre you involved in bringing about a dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir disputeâ€? The UN chief responded rhetorically â€œWhy do you think I met three times the prime minister of Pakistan and two times the prime minister of India. For someone accused of doing nothing it is quite a number of meetingsâ€.
The spokesman did not allow a follow-up question to the Secretary General. Mr Guteress has met Pakistanâ€™s leader Nawaz Sharif three times and the Indian leader Narendra Modi two times since he took office as the UN chief in January.