He said this while addressing a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York.
The world body chief also called upon India and Pakistan to find a political solution to the Kashmir dispute.
Responding to a question about his efforts to resolve the Kashmir dispute, the secretary-general said, it is clear for me that only political solutions can address political problems.
He expressed the hope that in future both countries will create the mechanisms of dialogue that will lead to find an adequate political solution.
Pakistan has always welcomed mediation offers from the United Nations but India rejects them, claiming that Kashmir is a bilateral issue. -APP