EU urges Prime Ministers of Pak-India to engage in dialogue over Kashmir issue
Over 40 members of European Parliament have signed letters that have been sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking them to enter dialogue to resolve tension between two countries.
Cross-party letters were organised by British MEP Dr Sajjad Karim and signed by members from Sweden, UK, Finland, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Luxembourg, Lativa, Belgium, Spain, France and Germany.
“We welcome strong opening of avenues for dialogue and peace demonstrated by voluntary repatriation of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to India by Pakistan,” MEPs said.
They expressed their concern over growing tensions between India and Pakistan over Line of Control in Kashmir. “EU is uniquely placed to assist and should work towards this end and stand ready to do so should right conditions emerge,” according to letter.
“No long-term solution is possible without participation of people of Kashmir in dialogue. We encourage all sides to endeavour towards this end,” they said.