Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke by telephone with his Pakistani counterpart, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi on Tuesday, August 20.
The ministers discussed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Jean-Yves le Drian reaffirmed France’s unwavering position regarding Kashmir: It is the responsibility of both countries, within the framework of their bilateral political dialogue, to resolve this dispute in order to achieve lasting peace.
France calls on the parties to exercise restraint, de-escalate the situation and diffuse tensions. They must refrain from any action that could exacerbate tensions.