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Sixth Round of Pakistan-India Expert Level Talks on Nuclear Confidence Building Measures

Islamabad: Joint Statement

Pursuance to the agreement between the two Foreign Ministers in New Delhi on 27 July 2011, the Sixth Round of Expert Level Talks on Nuclear Confidence Building Measures was held in Islamabad on 27 December 2011.

Pakistan delegation was led by Mr. Munwar Saeed Bhatti, Additional Secretary (UN and EC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. D.B. Venkatesh Varma, Joint Secretary (DISA), Ministry of External Affairs, led the Indian side.

The talks were held in a cordial and constructive atmosphere.

Both sides reviewed the implementation and strengthening of existing CBMs in the framework of Lahore MoU, and agreed to explore possibilities for mutually acceptable additional CBMs.

The two sides agreed to recommend to their Foreign Secretaries to extend the validity of the “Agreement on Reducing the Risk from Accidents Relating to Nuclear Weapons” for another five years.

Both sides will report the progress in talks to their respective Foreign Secretaries.

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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