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India and Pakistan to observe ceasefire

Alok Parekh

India and Pakistan to strictly observe ceasefire

On February 25, Thursday, India, and the North-western neighbor, Pakistan, have reached an agreement where the two countries will strictly maintain and observe all the previous settlements and agreements over the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors. The European Union, United Nations, and the United States have satisfyingly accepted the decision taken collectively by the security forces of India and Pakistan to stringently maintain all the previous agreements about implementing ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir and various other sectors. The UN, the US, and the EU expect that this decision would result in greater stability and peace in Southern Asia.

The United States reacted to the announcement and said that it had observed the ceasefire agreement as a great step, too positive, towards increased peace and stability in the Southern part of the Asian continent. According to a statement by Jen Psaki, who is the Press Secretary at White House, the administration of President Joe Biden frequently gets involved in communications with several officers and leaders in the region, also the ones in Pakistan. In the statement, Jen said, “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 25 (Thursday)." When she was asked about the joint statement that decided India and Pakistan have reached an agreement of strictly observing all decisions on a ceasefire along the LoC in J&K and other sectors, she added, “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.”

At another news conference, Ned Price, who is the spokesperson at the State Department, said that the administration had tried to communicate with the countries in order to decrease tension along the LoC by returning to the 2003 ceasefire agreement.

 

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