UAE mediating between India and Pakistan: Al Otaiba
The UAE also played a role in bringing the Kashmir escalation down, the ambassador said.
The UAE's envoy to Washington has confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach a "healthy and functional" relationship.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba said in a virtual discussion with Stanford University's Hoover Institution on Wednesday that the UAE played a role "in bringing Kashmir escalation down and created a ceasefire, hopefully ultimately leading to restoring diplomats and getting the relationship back to a healthy level".
"They might not sort of become best friends but at least we want to get it to a level where it's functional, where it's operational, where they are speaking to each other," he said.
Otaiba also said that Pakistan should play a helpful role in Afghanistan, where the US plans to start withdrawing US troops on May 1 to end America's longest war.
The UAE official voiced concern that an abrupt US withdrawal would constitute "reverse progress" by serving the interests of "the more illiberal forces" in Afghanistan.
However, the number of doctors in the NHS is at a record high,... READ MORE
The Indian variant of the virus has reached at least 17 countries. READ MORE
The barrage of memes came after he proposed the "solution" to the... READ MORE
Morrison said that he wants to get those repatriation flights running ... READ MORE
Researchers have noted a sudden drop in flu cases READ MORE
More than 45.8 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the... READ MORE
Know what the law says about these visa processes. READ MORE
Flouting of rules to attract of Dh2,000 and also legal action. READ MORE