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UN chief for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue

Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that India and Pakistan would be able to resolve the Kashmir issue through their ongoing dialgoue.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2007 14:14 IST

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that India and Pakistan would be able to resolve the Kashmir issue through their ongoing dialgoue.

"It is a long standing issue and should be resolved through peaceful dialogue," he told reporters on Thursday.

The United Nations has an observer team in Kashmir which keeps the world body informed of the developments there, he added.

Ban's remarks were sought in the context of External Affairs Minster Pranab Mukherjee's two-day visit to Islamabad beginning Saturday.