United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged India and Pakistan to continue their peaceful dialogue, a media report said.
A statement issued by his office said that in a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the secretary-general also advised Pakistan to stay engaged with Afghanistan, Dawn reported on Monday.
A Pakistani official said Sharif also raised the issue of Kashmir during the meeting.
Both also spoke on fight against terrorism and violent extremism, the secretary general’s office said.
The UN chief also encouraged Pakistan to continue engaging Afghanistan in order to help stabilize the country, a UN spokesperson said.
India on Saturday condoled the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan with President Ram Nath Kovind expressing his condolences to the former Ghanaian diplomat’s family and the UN community as a whole.
“Sorry to learn of the passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan,” Kovind said on the Rashtrapati Bhavan Twitter handle.
“My condolences to his family and to the UN community,” he stated.
Annan, 80, died on Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, with his wife and three children by his side.
“It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that the former Secretary General of the UN and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness,” his family said.
Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.
He also led a UN commission to investigate the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar.
The Myanmar government led by Aung San Suu Kyi supported Annan’s recommendations on the crisis in the country’s Rakhine State.