Pakistan, India reaffirming commitment to peace: Khar
MABAD - Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that bilateral Summit between Pakistan and India 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.
According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Friday, she made these remarks while commenting on the talks between the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India. She said that Pakistan had positively evaluated the talks and welcomed Indias readiness for a broad ranging engagement. It had been agreed to finalise 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 counterterrorism and counter-narcotics. Pakistans Interior minister was prepared to visit New Delhi and was awaiting dates for the visit from India. Pakistan also awaiting 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 ministers segment.