UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric reiterated that Gueterres is watching the tense situation between India and Pakistan and there is no reluctance to talk about it….writes Arul Louis
He dismissed a reporter’s assertion that Guterres was reluctant to wade into the “festering dispute” in South Asia.
“I don’t think it is a matter of reluctance,” Dujarric said.
Repeating the official stand, as he has done several times this month and last, he said: “As I said, he is watching the situation very closely and reiterates his need for the parties to find a peaceful engagement … a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue.”
“The Secretary-General is a student of history, he knows what has happened,” Dujarric said about the reporter’s reference to previous volatile situations.