HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 c702W
35. Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what new proposals he has to assist the Governments of Pakistan and India to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

Mr. Baldry

Our position has not changed. We continue to believe that the best way forward on Kashmir should involve simultaneous progress on dialogue between India and Pakistan as provided for under the 1972 Simla agreement; an improvement in human rights in Kashmir and a genuine political process there; and a clear cessation of external support for violence in Kashmir. We stand ready to offer our good offices to help resolve the dispute if both sides so wish.

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