Indo-Pak talks to reduce trust deficit: SM Krishna

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New Delhi, Jul 8: SM Krishna, External Affairs Minister said that we can never pre-judge the results of the new initiative for talks between India and Pakistan since they were mainly aimed at reducing the 'trust-deficit' between the two countries.

He also told the media that the initiative for the talks has been taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. He added that it was primarily to reduce the trust deficit and as a confidence building measure.

He was asked whether the Sir Creek issue would figure in the Indo-Pak talks, while addressing about the sidelines of the All India Annual Conference for Haj.

When asked about the Sino-Pak rail link, he said "Our National Security Advisor (NSA) Shiv Sankar Menon went to China as Prime Minister's emissary. I have not got a chance to discuss the issue with him yet. But we are closely watching what is happening."

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