Road-map for resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue unveiled

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About the schedule of the meetings, the ministry said dates will be fixed through diplomatic channels. But given thefact that the two sides have just few months left beforeQureshi''s visit here, the series of interactions are expectedto start shortly.

In pursuance of the mandate given by the Prime Ministersof India and Pakistan, following their meeting in Thimphu inApril 2010, the two Foreign Ministers had met in Islamabad inJuly 2010 to review the current state of the bilateralrelationship and discuss steps to promote trust and confidencebetween the two countries, it said.

After the meeting of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao andher counterpart Salman Bashir last Sunday, India and Pakistanhave agreed to resume dialogue on all issues following thespirit of the Thimphu meeting between the two Prime Ministers.

"The Foreign Minister of Pakistan will visit India byJuly 2011 to review progress in the dialogue process with hiscounterpart. This will be preceded by a meeting of the twoForeign Secretaries," MEA said.

"They have agreed that prior to the visit of the ForeignMinister of Pakistan, meetings at the level of respectiveSecretaries will be convened on counter-terrorism (includingprogress on Mumbai trial); humanitarian issues; peace andsecurity, including CBMs; Jammu and Kashmir; promotion offriendly exchanges; Siachen; economic issues; Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project; and Sir Creek (at the level ofAdditional Secretaries/Surveyors General)," it said.

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