“I wouldn’t want to comment on that specifically,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price stated, including that the US encourages India and Pakistan to have a direct dialogue between them on problems with concern.

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PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 06:28 AM IST

The United States on Tuesday stated that it encourages India and Pakistan to have a direct dialogue between them on problems with concern.

However, the State Department shunned commenting on the current choice of the Pakistani Cabinet to not import sugar and cotton from India.

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“I wouldn’t want to comment on that specifically,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price instructed reporters at his every day information convention.

“What I would say is that we continue to support direct dialogue between India and Pakistan on issues of concern,” Price stated in response to a query.

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In a volte-face, Pakistan’s Cabinet on April 1 rejected the proposal of a high-powered committee to import cotton and sugar from India, with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asserting that there will be no normalisation of ties till New Delhi reverses its choice to revoke the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir.

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