he United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday released a statement, welcoming the reinforcement of ceasefire between India and Pakistan.
The UAE is the first country in West Asia to welcome last week’s development. It joins the likes of the US, UN and EU.
Also Read : Schools in Kashmir open after one year
Highlighting the “close historical ties” UAE has with both India and Pakistan, the foreign ministry of the country in a statement said, “it commends the efforts of the two countries to reach this achievement”, emphasizing the “importance of adhering to a permanent ceasefire” between the “two friendly countries in Kashmir” to the “benefit of both sides and committing to diplomatic means – through dialogue – to build bridges of confidence and establish a lasting peace that achieves the aspirations of both peoples.”
Last week in a surprise development India and Pakistan agreed to lower the temperature at the line of control with “strict observance” of the 2003 ceasefire pact with both the militaries issuing a rare joint statement.