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1993 - PMQT Written Answers 1st December 1993

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 1st December 1993.


PRIME MINISTER:

Kashmir

Mr. Cox : To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister of Pakistan on the policy the Pakistan Government intend to follow regarding Kashmir.

The Prime Minister [holding answer 30 November 1993] : I discussed Kashmir with Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Cyprus in October. I reaffirmed the United Kingdom Government's view that the issue of Kashmir can be resolved only by bilateral negotiation between Pakistan and India. I therefore welcome the joint announcement by the Indian and Pakistani Governments that they will be conducting bilateral talks at senior official level in January.