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Terror on agenda in talks with Pak FM: Krishna

India on Friday said terrorism would be one of the issues in the forthcoming Foreign Minister-level talks with Pakistan to be held in New Delhi on July 26-27.



On Board Special IAF aircraft: India
on Friday said terrorism would be one of the issues in the
forthcoming Foreign Minister-level talks with Pakistan to be
held in New Delhi on July 26-27.
"Terrorism will be one of the issues on the agenda of
the coming talks with the Pakistan Foreign Minister," External
Affairs Minister S M Krishna told journalists while returning
from Dhaka, wrapping a three-day official visit to
Bangladesh.

Krishna dismissed reports that terror was not part of
the agenda of the Foreign Secretary-level talks between the
two countries in Islamabad last month.

"I would like to contradict reports that terror was
not part of the agenda of the talks the two Foreign
Secretaries held in Islamabad and like to say that terrorism
will be raised with the Pakistan Foreign Minister in the
talks," he said.

Krishna will hold talks with Hena Rabbani Khan who is
expected to be elevated as Pakistan Foreign Minister.
"I am looking forward to meeting with the Pakistan
Foreign Minister," the External Affairs Minister said.
Asked what were his expectations from the forthcoming
meeting, Krishna said, "This is part of the ongoing engagement
with Pakistan".

He said the meetings of Indian and Pakistani Prime
Ministers in Thimphu and Mohali had given a "big impetus" to
the engagement with Pakistan to move forward.

Krishna pointed out that his own visit to Islamabad
sometime back and meetings between the two countries at the
levels of Foreign Secretaries and Secretaries of different
ministries were part of the continuous engagement with
Pakistan.

PTI

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