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India should initiate talks to resolve Kashmir issue: Qureshi

Last Updated: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 09:56

New York: Ahead of the meeting with his
Indian counterpart, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood
Qureshi Friday said New Delhi should engage itself in talks to
resolve the Kashmir issue.

"We hope New Delhi will realise the ground reality and
world trends which essentially include negotiations and talks
on resolving outstanding issues," he said.

Qureshi was addressing a press conference after his
meeting with All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz
Umar Farooq.

The Pakistan Foreign Minister said he had also invited
Farooq for talks to find a solution of the long pending issue.

The meeting of two foreign ministers will take place here
and is expected to be focused on the issue of
terrorism emanating from Pakistani soil.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had said terrorism
would be the single most important issue for discussion in the

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari had told the United
Nation General Assembly that Islamabad wanted friendly
relations with New Delhi, and stressed the need resuming
composite dialogue process.

Zardari said "meaningful progress" towards resolution of
the Kashmir issue was necessary for peace and stability in
South Asia.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 09:56
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