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6th round of India-Pakistan talks on Conventional CBMs held in New Delhi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Dec 28, IRNA -- The Sixth Round of Expert Level talks on Conventional CBMs between India and Pakistan held here on Thursday.

The talks held in pursuant to the agreement between the Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan during their meeting on September 8, 2012 in Islamabad.

The talks were held in a cordial and constructive atmosphere, said a joint statement issued by Ministry of External Affairs after the meeting.

The two sides reviewed the implementation of existing CBMs, including the ceasefire along the LoC, exchanged ideas to further advance the CBM process and reaffirmed their commitment to continue discussions with the aim of strengthening conventional CBMs.

The two sides also agreed to report the progress made during the current round of talks to their respective Foreign Secretaries, it said.

The Indian delegation to the talks was led by Mr. Y.K. Sinha, Additional Secretary (PAI), Ministry of External Affairs. Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Additional Secretary (UN&EC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the Pakistan delegation.

The last expert-level meetings on Conventional and Nuclear Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan were held on December 26-27, 2011 in Islamabad.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1033807

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