India, Pak to formally start fifth round of CDP on July 21

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New Delhi, Jun 27 (UNI) India and Pakistan today announced launching of the fifth round of the Composite Dialogue Process (CDP) here on July 21 as Islamabad called for a ''result oriented'' movement in the peace process, saying the political environment was ripe and the people and coalition partners of both governments were supportive.

Foreign Ministers of the two contries met here today for talks to carry forward the momentum in bilateral relations and drew up a calendar of events for the fifth round of the CDP, expressing satisfaction at the four rounds held so far.

Foreign Secretaries of the two countres will meet here on July 21-22 to launch the fifth round of the CDP to discuss Peace and Security including Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) and Jammu and Kashmir.

While Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called for ''result-oriented'' discussions for resolution of all outstanding issues, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said both countries needed to be ''unambiguous'' about resolution of ''whatever political differences we have.'' There was no mention of the word 'Kashmir'.

After discussions in Islamabad on May 21, where the two Foreign Minister met earlier, the Pakistan Foreign Minister had called for resolution of the ''core issue'' (of Kashmir) in accordance with the ''wishes of the people of Kashmir and UN Resolutions.'' The External Affairs Minister had called for carrying forward discussions on all issues ''in tandem'' like India's dialogue mechanism with China.

After talks with the External Affairs Minister today, the Pakistan Foreign Minister said the ongoing peace process was central to peace, security and prosperity in the region as it was in common interest to deepen this process through partnership in peace and development.

He stressed on the importance of both countries moving from ''conflict management to conflict resolution.'' More UNI RB RP PM1630

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