DATE=9/22/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=U-N - INDIA - PAKISTAN (L - ONLY) NUMBER=2-254233 BYLINE=MAX RUSTON DATELINE=UNITED NATIONS CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: India and Pakistan are calling for a resumption of peace talks between their two governments but continue to blame each other for existing tensions. The foreign ministers of the two countries addressed the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly today (Wednesday). V-O-A's U-N correspondent Max Ruston reports. TEXT: There were several similarities in the addresses given by the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers. They each accused each other of fueling tension, violating peace agreements and triggering the nuclear arms race in South Asia. They also each expressed an eagerness to resume talks aimed at easing tension. Pakistani Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz suggested an international conference aimed at promoting restraint. /// AZIZ ACT /// Pakistan believes that it is now essential to convene a conference, with the participation of all the permanent members of the Security Council, and other interested major powers, as well as Pakistan and India, to promote the goals of strategic restraint and stability in South Asia. /// END ACT /// Concerning the dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, Mr. Aziz urged India to allow greater international involvement by inviting international human rights organizations into the disputed territory. Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh said his government is eager to resume peace talks. But he did not call for international intervention. /// SINGH ACT /// The path of the India-Pakistan composite dialogue process is open. No preconditions attend it. The only essential ingredient that remains is an abjuring of violence and cross- border terrorism; principles that are integral to both the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration; indeed the very process of peace itself. This process needs to be resumed. /// END ACT /// India has rejected most efforts to involve the international community in the dispute, saying it is purely a domestic affair. Pakistan says tensions between the two countries threaten regional and world stability and therefore should be open to international assistance. (Signed) NEB/MPR/TVM/PT 22-Sep-1999 20:46 PM LOC (23-Sep-1999 0046 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .