Krishna-Qureshi expected to talk on May 11

Posted By: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, May 10: In a follow-up to the Thimpu talks between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, the Foreign Affairs Minister SM Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi are set to talk on the telephone on Tuesday, May 11.

Sources have revealed that the May 11 telephonic talks are aimed at figuring out ways to cut down on the 'trust deficit' in the view of the decision reached between Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Bhutan on Apr 29.

Krishna and Qureshi may discuss when and where they could meet and about the next meeting of the Foreign Secretaries, the sources added.

To a question on the time of the telephonic conversation, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said that two sides are trying to identify a 'mutually convenient' time slot for the conversation.

“So you know that the framework is already there. The only thing is to decide to identify the mutually convenient time slot to have the conversation and both the countries are in touch with each other to identify that slot," Mr Prakash informed while speaking to reporters in the capital.

Last week, SM Krishna had told the Rajya Sabha that he will be holding talks with Qureshi on Friday, May 7. However, this was not possible as the ministers could not fix a convenient time.

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