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Musharraf for pushing Pakistan, India talks process

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Oct 4, IRNA
Musharraf-Indian FM
President General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday called for carrying the Composite Dialogue process between Pakistan and India forward in a purposeful and forward looking manner.

The President was talking to the Indian External Affairs Minister, Natwar Singh who called on in Rawalpindi.

Recalling his recent meeting with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at New York, the President emphasized the importance of addressing the substantive issues particularly Jammu and Kashmir and Achieve tangible progress during the third round of the Composite Dialogue.

The President stated that both countries should build on the improvement in relations and the confidence that has evolved.

For that the two countries have to approach the problems with sincerity, flexibility and boldness.

The External Affairs Minister of India conveyed the greetings of his President and Prime Minister.

He agreed with the President that bilateral relations have improved and that there was a great desire for peace on the part of the people.

He said that significant progress has been made in the Composite Dialogue including Muzaffarabad-Srinagar Bus Service, progress on the Amritsar bus service and people to people contact.

The Minister said that India was committed to continue to engage in Composite Dialogue with sincerity and commitment.

The President mentioned that he had invited the Indian Prime Minister to visit Pakistan and looked forward to his visit at an early mutually convenient dates.


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