UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the militant attack on the IAF base in Pathankot and encouraged leaders of India and Pakistan to build on recent high-level exchanges between the two nations to address all outstanding issues through dialogue.
"… The Secretary-General condemns the militant attack at the Pathankot air base in India. He is aware that the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan had a phone conversation to discuss this issue," Ban's spokesperson StephaneDujarric told reporters here.
He added that the UN chief "encourages both countries to build on recent high-level exchanges to address all outstanding issues through dialogue."
Dujarric had not commented on the attack in Pathankot when asked yesterday, saying that the operation there was still ongoing.