Kashmir

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last held discussions with the governments of both India and Pakistan in regard to the situation in Kashmir; and what action they are taking to help to build trust and peace along the Line of Control.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

We regularly discuss the issue of Kashmir with the governments of India and Pakistan, including in the last month. The long standing position of the UK is that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting political resolution to the situation in Kashmir, taking into account the wishes of the Kashmiri people. We continue to encourage India and Pakistan to keep channels of dialogue open as a means to resolving differences and to build trust and peace along the Line of Control, but the pace and scope must be for them to determine and it is not for the UK to prescribe a solution or to act as a mediator.

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