India-Pak joint statement at Ufa shows signs of positive movement: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday that the joint statement issued in Ufa, Russia, by the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan shows signs of positive movement, and added that both countries engaging at different levels will hopefully open new possibilities.

ANI| Last Updated: Jul 10, 2015, 15:16 PM IST

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday that the joint statement issued in Ufa, Russia, by the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan shows signs of positive movement, and added that both countries engaging at different levels will hopefully open new possibilities.

Singh said, "I welcome the decision taken by India and Pakistan to expedite the trial pertaining to 2008 Mumbai attack, including additional information like providing voice samples. The India-Pakistan joint statement is a step forward towards normalising bilateral relations, however the future outcome will be keenly watched."

Singh further added that the meeting of the Director General, Border Security Force and the Director General, Pakistan Rangers will also help in stablising the situation at the India-Pakistan border.

"I congratulate the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for his statesman-like approach and engaging Pakistan on diplomatic level," he said.