Malaysia Urges India, Pakistan to Re-engage for Defusing Tensions

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NEW DELHI —  Malaysia on Wednesday urged India and Pakistan to resume dialogue process for resolving the Kashmir issue.

Reacting to the Indian government’s move striking down the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir, Malaysia said it has been closely monitoring the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir.

Malaysia has close and friendly relations with both India and Pakistan. In a statement, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “Malaysia is monitoring the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.”

“Malaysia encourages the two close neighbours to re-engage in dialogue and negotiations with a view to de-escalating the ongoing situation and finding an amicable solution,” the statement further said.

The foreign ministry also issued an advisory to its citizens to postpone their visit to India or do not enter in “affected areas”.

“Given the current circumstances, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would advise Malaysians to postpone non-essential travel to the affected areas.”

Last week, Malaysia’s Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok visited New Delhi to promote trade with India, particularly in the healthcare sector as Malaysia is the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter of quality medical gloves.

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