Saturday, 08 September 2012 20:32:33
Foreign Minister level talks between India and Pakistan start
ISLAMABAD, Sep 8 (APP): Much-awaited foreign level talks
between Pakistan and India commenced here Saturday at Foreign
Office with a view to review the last one and half year progress
on the bilateral relations on all the disputed issues.
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Indian Minister for
External Affairs S. M. Krishna, leading the delegations of their
respective countries and dialogue process, is continued at
delegation level here.
Earlier, two Foreign Ministers held one-on-one meeting before
the start of the delegation level talks.
Various issues including, peace, security and confidence
building measures, Jammu and Kashmir, Siachen Glacier, Sir Creek,
visa regime and economic cooperation are the top the agenda of
The two ministers will also co-chair plenary session of Pak-
India Joint Commission in the afternoon before signing two
agreements on visa regime and expansion of trade activities.
The Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna held
meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja
Pervez Ashraf in Islamabad on Friday and discussed whole range of
issues including the confidence building measures.
Foreign Secretaries of the two countries held indepth meeting
on Friday and finalized the agenda for Saturday's bilateral meeting at
foreign minister level.