Washington: Even as India rebuffed the suggestion, Pakistan has welcomed the US’ offer to help de-escalate tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.
“Any positive role that the US plays in bringing peace and stability in South Asia can serve the region well,” Pakistan’s envoy to the US, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, said on Tuesday.
The development came after US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Monday made the offer to mediate in facilitating talks between the two neighbours.
“It’s absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and very much wants to see how we de-escalate any sort of conflict going forward,” Indian-origin Haley said while addressing a news conference in New York.
Haley also hinted that the Trump administration would participate in the talks aimed at resolving differences between the two neighbours.
“I would expect that the [Trump] administration is going to be in talks and try and find its place to be a part of that because it’s concerned about the situation,” she said. (Agencies)