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Pakistan, India agree to continue dialogue process

07-16-2010 09:23 BJT

ISLAMABAD, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna Thursday agreed to continue the bilateral dialogue process to restore trust and confidence.

The two foreign ministers expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the three-hour talks, which covered hosts of key issues including terrorism, investigation of the 2008 Mumbai attacks and Kashmir.

Speaking at a joint press conference they vowed to continue dialogue process and to take confidence building measures.

The Indian External Affairs Minister invited his Pakistani counterpart for another meeting in New Delhi and the Pakistani Foreign Minister accepted the invitation and will visit India later this year.

"We had very useful exchange of views on several issues," Krishna told the news conference. He said that he has also secured assurance from Pakistan to check infiltration of militants into the Indian-controlled Kashmir from Pakistani side of Kashmir.

The Indian Foreign Minister complained that infiltration into the Indian-administered Kashmir had been increased over the past two years and that India had been closely monitoring the infiltration.

Pakistani foreign minister said that the issue of increased infiltration was discussed and he categorically reiterated that infiltration is not policy of the government of Pakistan.


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