India, Pakistan agree to resolve Sir Creek dispute

India and Pakistan have agreed to resolve the Sir Creek dispute, keeping in view the interests of both countries.

Last Updated: May 21, 2011, 12:29 PM IST

Islamabad: India and Pakistan have agreed to resolve the Sir Creek dispute, keeping in view the interests of both countries.

The first round of talks on Sir Creek concluded at the Defence Ministry in Rawalpindi, The News reports.

The Surveyor General of India, S Subba Rao, led the eight-member Indian delegation, while Additional Defence Secretary Rear Admiral Shah Sohail Masood headed the Pakistani delegation.

Both sides exchanged maps and survey reports with reference to the Sir Creek area during the first round of the talks.

During the final round of talks on Saturday (today), the focus will be on developing a consensus on concluding a joint survey of Sir Creek, as was decided during the Musharraf regime.

A joint declaration is likely to be announced at the conclusion of talks.

ANI