Relations with India the best in 60 years: Pak

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Islamabad, Oct 22 (UNI) Pakistan today said though the progress in the ongoing peace talks with India had been slow, relations between the two countries had never been as good in 60 years as they were at present.

''The two countries are enjoying friendly relations they had never had in last 60 years,'' Foreign Office Spokesman Muhammad Sadiq said at a weekly press briefing.

The two countries need to strengthen relations in areas of conflict resolution, nuclear restraint and conventional balance, he pointed.

When asked if the domestic situation in either country could affect the ties, he replied in the negative. ''Domestic situation, either in Pakistan or India has nothing to do with the dialogue process.'' He said during the ongoing expert-level talks in New Delhi, Pakistan emphasised that the improvement in mutual confidence between the two countries should be leveraged to make sincere and concerted efforts for the resolution of outstanding disputes.

The talks also focused on Joint anti-terror mechanism with India, saying that the mechanism, helps prevent acts of terrorism and bring perpetrators of such heinous crimes to justice, he added.


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