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Kashmir: Conflict Resolution

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 109627, tabled on 30 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to help broker peace in Kashmir.

Answered on

6 November 2020

The longstanding position of the UK is that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting political resolution on Kashmir, taking into account the wishes of the Kashmiri people. We encourage both sides to engage in dialogue and find lasting, diplomatic solutions to maintain regional stability.

It is not for the UK to prescribe a solution or act as mediator, and it would be for both parties to agree if they wanted any external mediation on Kashmir. The UN Security Council last discussed Kashmir on 5 August.