New Delhi: After New Delhi has recently disregarded Islamabad’s claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin had offered to mediate between India and Pakistan. Moscow also clarified that no third party had any role in resolving the discord between the two South Asian neighbours.
However, Moscow endorsed New Delhi’s view to resolving all disputes through bilateral talks in accordance with the Simla Agreement of 1972 and the Lahore Declaration of 1999, reported Deccan Herald.
“The differences between Islamabad and New Delhi should be resolved by them on a bilateral basis in accordance with the provisions of the Simla Agreement of 1972 and the Lahore Declaration of 1999,” said a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian government.
Media reports quoting spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Pakistan government, Nafees Zakariya said that Russian President had offered their mediation between New Delhi and Islamabad.
New Delhi soon dismissed this claim.”Like the entire international community, Russia is interested in good neighbourly relations between India and Pakistan. This would directly contribute to regional stability and security, and the development of mutually beneficial trade and economic ties,” a statement said by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian government which was circulated in New Delhi also.