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All issues including terrorism to be discussed in Pak: Krishna

India on Tuesday said all issues, including India`s concerns over terrorism, will be discussed during his talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in July.



Onboard Special Aircraft: India on Tuesday said
all issues, including India`s concerns over terrorism, will be
discussed during his talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah
Mehmood Qureshi in July.

"No issues are to be kept aside," External Affairs
Minister S M Krishna told journalists accompanying him on his
three-day visit to Kazakhstan.

The Minister pointed to the `Thimphu spirit` when asked
about the agenda of his talks with Qureshi on July 15, a
reference to the ice-breaking meeting between Prime Ministers
Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sideline of SAARC
Summit in the Bhutanese capital last month.

"The Thimphu spirit is that we discussed everything and
there are no issues that are to be kept aside. I think that is
my understanding of the Thimphu spirit. I am sure that
Pakistan shares this concern of ours," Krishna said.

Qureshi has invited Krishna to Islamabad as India and
Pakistan make efforts to carry forward the peace talks and
reduce the "trust deficit" between the two countries.

The decision on the July 15 meeting was taken during a
25-minute telephonic conversation today between Krishna and
Qureshi who described their upcoming talks as "an important
step forward" in bilateral ties.

Earlier in New Delhi, Krishna said he and Qureshi will
work out the methodology to carry forward the dialogue between
the two countries so that all outstanding issues could be
discussed in an atmosphere of "mutual trust".

On Finland`s offer to mediate on Kashmir issue, Krishna
said India has any number of times rejected third party
mediation.

"When we are talking to Pakistan directly, where is the
talk of third party mediation? I am going to Islamabad on July
15. Why do I need third party intervention?" the Minister
said.

PTI

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