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The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, spoke by telephone with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
In both calls, she underlined the importance of avoiding an escalation of tensions in Kashmir and in the region. To this end, dialogue between India and Pakistan through diplomatic channels is crucial.
The European Union supports a bilateral political solution between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, which remains the only way to solve a long-lasting dispute that causes instability and insecurity in the region.
Federica Mogherini and the two Ministers agreed to remain in touch.