Added on : 2019-08-23 10:38:26
India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally and no third party should "interfere or incite" violence in the region, French President Emmanuel Macron has said after his marathon one-on-one talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Macron said he told PM Modi it was the responsibility of both India and Pakistan "to avoid any deterioration on the ground which could lead to an escalation". He said France would "remain attentive to ensure the interests and rights of the civilian populations are properly taken into account in the territories on both sides of the ceasefire line". He said that peace should be maintained in the region and peoples' rights should be protected.