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US urges Pakistan, India to hold talks for de-escalation

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WASHINGTON: United States has urged Pakistan and India to hold talks for ending hostilities between the two countries, ARY News reported.

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner, in a press briefing, has urged Pakistan and India to resolve their issues via negotiations.

“The two countries can reduce tensions between them only through talks,” Toner said.

The United States has repeatedly urged Pakistan and India to hold talks in order to reduce hostilities between them.

The spokesperson stated that United States supports the Afghan peace process based on dialogue between Afghan nationals.

He added that US does not wish to interfere in the dialogue process between the Afghan government and Taliban.

Toner stressed that a peace deal is key for the long-lasting peace in the war-torn country.

He said that the US is working hard to train the Afghan forces to counter Taliban insurgency.

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