Brussels: The European Union on Thursday expressed support to a bilateral political solution between India and Pakistan over Kashmir saying this “remains the only way to solve a long-lasting dispute that causes instability and insecurity in the region.” Also Read - Over 300 Twitter Handles Generated From Pakistan to Disrupt Farmers' Tractor Rally, Claims Delhi Police

A High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, released a statement after speaking on phone with Minister of External Affairs of India S. Jaishankar and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Also Read - Pakistan Approves Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V For Emergency Use

In both telephone calls, Mogherini said she underlined the importance of avoiding an escalation of tensions in Kashmir and the region. Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: India-China Hold 9th Round of Talks of Military Talks | What to Expect

“To this end, dialogue between India and Pakistan through diplomatic channels is crucial,” stressed the EU foreign policy chief.