Kerry expresses concern over Pak-India tensions

He also stressed the need for having “peaceful” and “friendly” bilateral ties.

In another tweet PM wrote that India has made a decision to release some detained Pakistani fishermen. “These are two very, very important countries, playing a critical role with respect to regional interests”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday that India would release detained Pakistani fishermen as a gesture of peace to mark the holy month of Ramzan.

The call lasted for five minutes and Modi greeted Nawaz on holy month of Ramzan.

Noting that Sharif was in conversation with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, Kerry said: “We welcomed some thinking together about how we can work, all of United States, to try to reduce those tensions over the course of next days and weeks”.

“I talked today with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan regarding a recent increase in the tensions publicly between India and Pakistan. He expressed hope for peace, tranquility and harmony in their countries and in the region during this month of piety and prayers”, a Prime Minister’s Office release said.

Sharif had also on June 11 termed statements by the Indian leadership as “irresponsible”.

Born out of the bloody partition of the British-ruled India in August 1947, India and Pakistan have fought three wars against each other, notably for control of the strategic Himalayan region of Kashmir, which is divided between them. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s had said that military action in Myanmar to hit back at rebels who killed 18 soldiers in Manipur was a message to other countries.

According to sources, Sharif replied, “Leaders are like heads of families”.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan said it will be moving United Nations to condemn Modi’s statement in Bangladesh.


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