Krishna, Qureshi meet a `positive step`, tweets Rehman Malik

Last Updated: Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 14:13

New Delhi: The India-Pakistan foreign minister talks should be seen as a "positive step" and not be "judged mathematically like 2+2=4", Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has tweeted in a refreshing take on the dialogue that soured after some harsh comments by the Pakistani foreign minister.

Malik, a regular user of Twitter with 3,498 followers, in his latest post commented on the meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Thursday.

"We should be happy that Pakistan and India are now at least interacting on the core issues. Hence, meeting between the two Foreign Ministers should be viewed as a positive step," Malik posted on his Twitter account.

India and Pakistan had sharp rhetorical exchanges after their July 15 meeting, before they played down their differences Saturday, saying the talks have not collapsed and would continue.

Malik said that the India-Pakistan talks "should not be judged mathematically like 2+2=4, but be assessed with past political and diplomatic rival history of the two countries in view".

"Let us save our future generations from the disease of hate and terrorism," he said, adding that it is time for the exchange of hearts.

"Let us sow seeds of love and peace, so that future generations have only the option to reap love and nothing but love," he added.

Malik, who met his Indian counterpart P Chidambaram on June 26, said that he and the Indian minister will move forward in terms of delivery of commitments based on what they agreed.

"The road map of commitment and performance between me and Chidambaram is fully intact," the Pakistani minister tweeted.

IANS



First Published: Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 14:13

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