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Rawalpindi, 25 February: India and Pakistan have agreed to observe strict ceasefire along the Line of Control and all other sectors.

 

The agreement was reached between the DGMOs of India and Pakistan who held discussions over the hotline, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday.

 

Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from midnight 24/25 Feb 2021," the joint statement read. 

 

"The two sides reviewed the situation along the Line of Control and all other sectors in a free, frank and cordial atmosphere” the statement read.

 

The Director Generals of Military Operations of the two countries agreed to observe ceasefire "in the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders.”

 

Joint statement added, "In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGsMO agreed to address each other's core issues and concerns which have propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence.”

 

"Both sides also reiterated that existing mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag meetings will be utilised to resolve any unforeseen situation or misunderstanding."

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