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Doklam standoff will be “very disruptive” for regional countries: UAE

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has expressed its concern over the Doklam standoff between India and China saying the escalation of the issue will be potentially “very disruptive” for the entire region and both sides should try to resolve the issue peacefully.


By   |  Updated On : August 09, 2017 11:12 PM
Doklam standoff will be “very disruptive” for regional countries: UAE (PTI photo)

Doklam standoff will be “very disruptive” for regional countries: UAE (PTI photo)

New Delhi :  

The growing Sikkim standoff between two Asian rivals India and China has now started worrying international community with a handful of countries already expressing their concerns and urging both nations to resolve the dispute peacefully.

The latest in the order is United Arab Emirates (UAE) which has expressed its concern saying that escalation of Doklam standoff between India and China will be potentially “very disruptive” for the entire region and both sides should try to resolve the issue peacefully.

“Any escalation between two great powers—India and China—is potentially very disruptive for all of us. More we have a way in addressing the the issue between these two great nations, I think we will feel more stable,” news agency PTI quoted UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash as saying.

He said his country is keeping a close eye on the issue and hope both the Asian powers will find a way to resolve it.

Gargash held a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss major bilateral and regional issues.

He also conveyed his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj that UAE’s dispute with Qatar will not impact India’s interest in the region

At the same time, he accused Qatar of attempting to destabilise the Gulf region by openly supporting extremism, terrorism and jihadist elements and said that country must abandon such destructive policy.

Asked about terror attacks on India from Pakistani soil, he said the UAE has been very vocal against such attacks and asserted that terrorism in the name of pushing political agenda cannot be tolerated at all.

First Published: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 11:02 PM


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