New York

24 November 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Kashmir

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the deterioration of the situation along the Line of Control in Kashmir in recent days.

He calls on all involved to prioritize the restoration of calm and stability in order to prevent any further escalation and loss of life.  

The Secretary-General trusts that the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan can find common ground and work towards a sustainable peace. 

The United Nations stands by the people of the region and supports all efforts to reach durable peace and security.