Pak Fn. Min to hold talks with Pranab on Nov 26 in New Delhi

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New Delhi, Nov 25 (UNI) Indian and Pakistani Foreign Ministers will hold discussions here tomorrow on carrying forward the peace process between the two countries.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi will arrive here tomorrow on a four-day official visit and have talks with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the External Affairs Ministry announced here.

Sources said the issues of terrorism and cross-border trade are expected to dominate the discussions.

The two countries recently began trade across the Line of Control (LoC.) This will be Mr Qureshi's second visit to India during the past five months. He had come to India in June but had to cut short the visit and return because of the death of a close relative back home.

The External Affairs Ministry said Mr Qureshi, who will be visiting India from November 26-29, will also travel to Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ajmer.

In Chandigarh, he will attend a seminar on the subject of 'Cooperative Development, Peace and Security in South Asia'.

'On November 26, he will hold talks with Mr Mukherjee,'' the External Affairs Ministry said.

It said that on November 27, he will accompany Mr Mukherjee to Chandigarh to jointly participate in the seminar.

On November 28, Mr Qureshi will visit Jaipur and Ajmer and return to Delhi for meetings which he could not have during his last visit to India in June.

The visit comes close on the heels of the Home Secretary-level talks between the two countries which are taking place in Islamabad today.

The Foreign Ministerial talks also follow the announcement by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari last week-end about no first-use of nuclear weapons against India.

Mr Zardari had announced the same at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here on Saturday. He had also proposed a South Asia Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and declared a 'hands-off' policy on Kashmir.

The two countries held a special meeting of the Joint Anti-Terror Mechanism last month.

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