'Russia can help resolve Kashmir’
GK MONITORING DESK
Srinagar, Oct 31: The consul general of the Russian Federation in Pakistan, Andrey V Demidov has said that Russia could play a role to resolve the Kashmir dispute if India and Pakistan make such request.
"Who told you that we are not interested in resolving the issue?" The Pakistan daily the News quoted Demidov, as having told reporters.
"We have good bilateral relations with India and we discuss it with them," he said, adding, "Every issue should be resolved through peaceful means."
"You have referred to Tashkent Pact," he said. "Both Pakistan and India invited former Soviet Union to mediate. Now you are looking towards the United States to help resolve the Kashmir dispute."
Demidov made these observations while responding to a question at a roundtable discussion at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA) to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organization (UNO).
The Russian Consul General also said though the US presence in Afghanistan was approved by the UN Security Council, the issue should be resolved through negotiations.
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