Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
today appreciated the progress made by Pakistan and India
during talks between their Foreign Secretaries on the margins
of a SAARC meet in Thimphu.
Gilani expressed the appreciation after he was presented
a report by Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir regarding his
talks with his Indian counterpart Nirupama Rao at the
The talks between the Foreign Secretaries were "a
continuation of his meeting with the Indian Prime Minister
(Manmohan Singh) at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt" in 2009, Gilani
He said the Foreign Secretary-level talks were fully in
conformity with the spirit of his parleys held with Singh.
Gilani also expressed his best wishes for Singh.
The Foreign Secretaries held talks on the sidelines of
the SAARC meet last week to find ways to take forward the
peace process between the two countries, which has been
stalled since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.