Today I attended an event with the President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan, about the ongoing situation in Kashmir.
I addressed the meeting and raised my concerns about the situation there and in the wider region.
I stressed the importance of dialogue, and just as peace is one of the founding principles of the EU, we must work towards peace in Kashmir and the wider region. In particular I am appalled by the human rights abuses, particularly against women and children.
I firmly believe Kashmiris have the right to determine their own future, and we should support them in this endeavour.