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Talks on Siachen, Wullar Barrage, Sir Creek to continue

New Delhi, Wed, 27 Jul 2011 ANI

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to that discussions will continue on Siachen, Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project and Sir Creek to find a mutually acceptable solution to these issues.


A joint statement issued here after talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries-S.M.Krishna and Hina Rabbani Khar-said that both ministers had reiterated their commitment to seek early and amicable solutions to all these issues. They also reaffirmed their commitment to the Indus Waters Treaty.


The two ministers also agreed that people of the two countries are at the heart of the relationship and that issues of people-to-people contacts and humanitarian issues should be accorded priority and treated with sensitivity.


They also noted with satisfaction the progress made towards finalization of a revised visa agreement which would help liberalise the visa regime and facilitate people-to-people, business-to-business and sports contacts.


Both emphasized promotion of cooperation in various fields, including, facilitating visits to religious shrines, media exchanges, holding of sports tournaments and cessation of hostile propaganda against each other.


The ministers decided to resume the work of the India-Pakistan Joint Commission and agreed that the Technical Level Working Groups should hold their meetings to identify avenues of further cooperation in these fields.


Both reaffirmed their commitment to the goals and objectives of SAARC and agreed to make joint efforts to promote cooperation for regional development in the SAARC framework.


It was also decided that both will meet again in Islamabad in the first half of 2012 to review progress in the dialogue process. (ANI)


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