UAE lauds Pakistan-India border truce along LoC

ISLAMABAD/DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has welcomed an agreement between the militaries of Pakistan and India to restore the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border separating the disputed region of Kashmir between the two ar-rival neighbours.

Last week, the two militaries said in a rare joint statement that they had agreed to observe the ceasefire, having exchanged fire hundreds of times in recent months.

“Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the [LoC] and all other sectors, with effect from midnight [on Friday],” read the statement.

“UAE has close historical ties with the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and that it commends the efforts of the two countries to reach this achievement,” the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement issued late Sunday.

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