Talks with Pak should move forward: Foreign Secy

Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 21:38

New Delhi: India on Thursday said it expected the
dialogue process with Pakistan to move forward and that all
issues of concern to the two countries would be discussed.

"Our expectation is that this dialogue should move
forward and that all issues of concern to both sides should be
discussed," Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao told reporters in Delhi
when asked about New Delhi`s expectation from the India-
Pakistan Home Secretary-level talks here next week.

Home Secretary GK Pillai and his Pakistan counterpart
Chaudhary Qamar Zaman are expected to discuss a range of
issues covering terrorism and progress in 26/11 trial during
their parleys on March 28 and 29.

The Pillai-Zaman meeting will be the first structured
bilateral secretary-level meeting on counter-terrorism after
the two countries decided to resume comprehensive talks.

Last week, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid
Malik had met Rao to discuss the agenda for the meeting. On
Monday, the envoy also met Pillai in this regard.

More than two years after India had suspended the
composite dialogue with Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai
terror attacks in November, 2008, the two sides decided in
Thimphu in February to resume comprehensive dialogue on all
outstanding issues.


First Published: Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 21:38
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