New Delhi: In their first official
communication after the Islamabad talks, Pakistan Foreign
Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written to External Affairs
Minister S M Krishna condoling the death of over 60 people in
a train accident in West Bengal.
Krishna thanked him for the "thoughtful gesture".
Qureshi, in a written message, has conveyed his
condolences on the tragic loss of lives in the train accident
in West Bengal on July 19, 2010, External Affairs Ministry
spokesman Vishnu Prakash said today.
"In his reply, Krishna has thanked the Foreign Minister
of Pakistan for this thoughtful gesture," he said.
Over 60 people were killed when a Sealdah-bound Express
train rammed into another train from behind at Sainithia
station in Birbhum district on Monday.
The condolence message was the first official
communication between Krishna and Qureshi after their talks in
Islamabad on July 15 ended in sharp differences which were
reflected at their joint press conference.