Islamabad: Pakistan chapter of SAARC
Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on Wednesday hailed the
optimistic outcome of Indo-Pak foreign ministerial meeting
held in New Delhi.
"Durable harmony and resolution of all core issue
through peaceful parleys is pre-requisite for stability and
economic growth in the region," SCCI`s Pakistan chapter chief
and trade leader Iftikhar Ali Malik said in a statement here.
He said that the constructive discussion in congenial
atmosphere at meeting held between External Affairs Minister S
M Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on
all important issues confronting the two nuclear powers
including Kashmir issue is a good omen for the region.
India and Pakistan today announced new Confidence
Building Measures which will include increasing cross-LoC
trading days and expanding travel to include tourism and
SCCI has fully supported the government-industry
partnership and remained engaged in dialogue with governments
of the SAARC region, he said.
Malik said successful SAARC conference held Islamabad
recently was a one good step towards normalisation of
relations between the two nuclear states.
SCCI can play a pivotal role in deepening and widening
economic and regional co-operation with special focus on
stamping out the ever increasing menace of terror in the
region, he said.