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India, Pakistan talks to "restore trust": FM

07-15-2010 10:17 BJT

ISLAMABAD, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said on Wednesday that his country is committed to resolving all issues with Pakistan through peaceful dialogue and negotiations based on mutual trust and confidence.

Krishna made the remarks when he arrived in Islamabad, leading a 15-member delegation on a three-day visit for bilateral talks to explore ways for "restoring trust and confidence" in the relationship.

Officials said that Krishna will hold formal talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday and both sides will try to pave the way for resumption of the process of composite dialogue process.

Krishna said in arrival statement that during the talks the two countries will discuss all issues of mutual interest and concern that can contribute to restoring trust and building confidence in our bilateral relationship.

Krishna said that he is also looking forward to receiving feed back on the issues raised by the Indian home minister during his visit to Pakistan late last month, particularly the issue of terrorism.

"I am carrying with a message of peace and friendship for the people of Pakistan. We hope to undertake this voyage of peace however long and arduous jointly with Pakistan."

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