DUBAI/WASHNGTON – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is mediating between India and Pakistan to assist the nuclear-armed South Asian rivals attain a “healthy and functional” relationship, says the highest Emirati envoy to the USA.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba mentioned in a digital dialogue with Stanford College’s Hoover Establishment on Wednesday that the UAE performed a job “in bringing Kashmir escalation down and created a ceasefire, hopefully ultimately leading to restoring diplomats and getting the relationship back to a healthy level”.
“They might not sort of become best friends but at least we want to get it to a level where it’s functional, where it’s operational, where they are speaking to each other,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, Reuters reported citing high-level officers that high intelligence officers from India and Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai in January in a brand new effort to calm army rigidity over the disputed Himalayan area of Kashmir.
Officers from Pakistan’s Inter-Companies Intelligence (ISI) and the Analysis and Evaluation Wing (RAW), India’s exterior spy company, travelled to Dubai for a gathering facilitated by the United Arab Emirates authorities, the report mentioned.
Kashmir has lengthy been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan, each of which declare all the area however rule solely partly.
Turkey is because of host a peace summit for Afghanistan from April 24 to Might four meant to jump-start efforts to finish the battle and sketch out a potential political settlement.