‘Formalise Indo-Pak decisions of 2004-07 period’

Last Updated: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 16:28

Panaji: Former union minister Mani Shankar
Aiyar on Sunday said that India and Pakistan should formalise
whatever had been mutually decided by the two countries
between 2004 to 2007.

"Everything that was decided between 2004 to 2007 should
be taken up and converted into agreements to be signed," Aiyar
said, adding that this would ease the tension between the
neighbours.

Speaking at Goa Think Fest conclave here, Aiyar suggested
that India and Pakistan should take up a joint initiative for
global nuclear disarmament, and also work for expansion of
United Nations Security Council, instead of bickering.

India should engage the Pakistani army in the peace
dialogue, not just the civilian government, the Congress MP
said.

"There is a huge constituency in Pakistan that wants
peace and friendship with India, and we must cater to this
constituency," he said.

"If India and Pakistan stand shoulder to shoulder on key
international issues, then the environment will change
completely," he said, adding that the first step, to achieve
normal relations, should be uninterrupted and
"un-interruptible", continual dialogue with Pakistan.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 16:28

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