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Pakistan positively evaluates Maldives Bilateral Summit with India

Islamabad: Commenting on the Talks between the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India, the Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said that the bilateral Summit in the Maldives had contributed to impel a seriousness of purpose to the process of engagement with both sides reaffirming their commitment to the pursuit of peace and discussing all outstanding issues including Jammu and Kashmir in a result oriented manner.

Pakistan had positively evaluated the talks and welcomed India’s readiness for a broad ranging engagement. It had been agreed to finalize the calendar of meetings. Both sides had also agreed to convene technical working groups prior to the holding of Pakistan India Joint Commission.

Both leaders had noted that terrorism was a common problem. Instead of remaining mired in accusations and counter accusations, the real way forward was “cooperation”.

Interior / Home Secretaries had been mandated to discuss counter terrorism and counter narcotics. Pakistan’s Interior minister was prepared to visit New Delhi and was awaiting dates for the visit from India. Pakistan also awaited dates for the visit of the Judicial Commission from India.

The Foreign minister said that Mumbai, Samjhota and other terror related matters needed to be addressed by both sides in the Interior/ Home ministries segment.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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