British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said that UK’s position on Kashmir issue will not change and it’s a bilateral matter for India and Pakistan. May will visit India on 6th November and she expressed that the Kashmir issue during her India visit will not be addressed.
Yesterday the Pakistani-born Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi raised the issue in the House of Commons at the time of weekly Prime Minister’s question session. She asked if the PM would discuss the Kashmir issue during her visit to India.
The British PM said in the Parliament that Britain’s stand on the issue will not change and she will continue Britain’s policy and not intervening into the bilateral matter. “I take the same view as this government has since it came into power, and indeed previously, which is that the issue of Kashmir is a matter for India and Pakistan to deal with and sort out.” Her visit to New Delhi and Bengaluru has scheduled to 6 to 8 November.
She added, the foreign secretary Boris Johnson have heard Qureshi’s question and “I am sure will be interested in taking up those issues with her.”
The foreign secretary Johnson and home secretary Amber Rudd sat next to Theresa May at the time of question session and they agreed to the agreement.
This will be her first bilateral meeting outside the European Union after she became the PM. She will be accompanied by her international trade minister, Liam Fox and small and medium enterprises from across the UK.
May and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate first Indo-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi. Before heading to Bengaluru she will talk with her Indian counterpart.