UN chief slams Pathankot terror attack; notes Pak-India PMs’ phone talk

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan 5 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base in India, and took note of the telephonic discussion between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the issue.

In a statement read out by Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric at the daily noon briefing, Ban urged both the countries to address all outstanding issues through dialogue.

“The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base in India. He is aware that the prime ministers of India and Pakistan had a phone conversation today to discuss this issue. The Secretary-General encourages both countries to build on recent high-level exchanges to address all outstanding issues through dialogue,” the statement said.