Talks with Pak should move forward: Foreign Secy
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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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