ISLAMABAD -Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Tuesday welcomed mediation offer of the newly-elected US administration for the resolution of Kashmir issue.
Nafees Zakaria, spokesman for the Foreign Office said that only the implementation of UN resolutions was the solution to the crisis in the restive region.
Zakaria added if the US plays the role of a mediator, there are bright chances of positive developments on the issue.
‘Resolution of Kashmir dispute is inevitable for the lasting peace in the region’ he said.
Earlier while talking to a television channel, US Vice President-elect Mike Pence opined that President-elect Donald Trump, with his unparalleled negotiating skills, was prepared to play a pivotal role in the Kashmir issue.
Pence noted that the rising tensions between India and Pakistan in recent times have exacerbated the Kashmir conflict, causing the thread between the two countries to become tense enough to break.
“Well, clearly there’s been great tension between India and Pakistan in recent days, which resulted in violence along the Kashmir region. And I think what the president-elect expressed in conversations with leaders from both countries was a desire for continued US engagement on building the relationship with both of those countries,” Pence said.