In a diplomatic boost for India, the European Union has asked Pakistan to take “clear and sustained” actions against the terrorist outfits and perpetrators of the Pulwama terror attack, which killed more than 40 police personnel on February 14. The EU also called for de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.
In a telephonic conversation, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini conveyed to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi the urgent need to take action against those responsible for the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. She also assured complete support from the EU to “de-escalate” the tension between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.
Ms Mogherini highlighted the need to “continue addressing terrorism including clear and sustained actions targeting not only all United Nations-listed transnational terrorist groups but also individuals claiming responsibility for such attacks,” said a statement from the EU. She underlined that the European Union’s policy has always been to promote a dialogue between Pakistan and India to sort out differences.
Mr Qureshi informed Ms Mogherini that Pakistan has asked India to share actionable evidence of the Pulwama attack. “Pakistan responded to the incident with extreme caution,” he told the EU’s foreign minister.
Mr Qureshi claimed that while his country wants peace, India is creating “war frenzy” after the attack. Mr Qureshi said Pakistan was trying to defuse tensions and had written to the United Nations Security Council about it.
India has launched a multi-pronged global diplomatic offensive to isolate Pakistan and asked the latter to take credible and verifiable action against perpetrators of the Pulwama massacre.
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