Japan calls for peaceful resolution to Kashmir issue

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Japan: Japan on Sunday called for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue in view of the long-standing differences of views on the region.

Japanese foreign ministry spokesperson Atsushi Kaifu as having said, a day after India and Japan held the first combined dialogue of their defence and foreign ministers, popularly known as the 2+2 dialogue.

“I don’t remember the ministers going into the detailed discussion of this specific Kashmir issue,” Kaifu said.

A joint statement issued after Saturday’s 2+2 dialogue said India and Japan consider terror groups based in Pakistan a threat to regional security. They also called on Pakistan to take “resolute and irreversible action” against such groups.

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