Krishna to visit Pak on Jul 15

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New Delhi/Islamabad, May 11: The talk between External Affair Ministers SM Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart has come to an end.

As per the discussion Krishna will visiting Islamabad for talks on Jul 15.

The Pakistani Foreign Minister called up Krishna to discuss the date of their meeting.

"The foreign minister of Pakistan has invited me to go to Islamabad on the 15th of July. So I am planning to visit Islamabad for my talks with foreign minister (Shah Mehmood) Qureshi, and I am looking forward to the talks," India's external affairs minister SM Krishna told reporters.

"Let us hope that these talks will be helpful in bringing our two countries closer together," Krishna said after his phone conversation with Qureshi.

The phone call was a follow up  of the agreement between the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza during their meeting in Thimpu on the sidelines of Saarc summit.

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Krishna, Qureshi to set date for meeting on May 11

The Foreign Ministers of Pakistan and India will be holding talks on Tuesday, May 11, to finalise the date for their meeting.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will be having a telephonic coversation with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmoud Qureshi, before leaving for a three-day visit to Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 11.

Earlier on Monday, May 10, Qureshi said that he was "looking forward to having a telephone conversation with my Indian counterpart Krishna on Tuesday to decide the modalities for future talks between the two sides."

Qureshi said that Pakistan wants to keep the "momentum generated" during the meeting between Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the SAARC summit at Thimphu, Bhutan, Apr 29.

"While the two countries had agreed to come back to the negotiating table to discuss all the issues, in order for the peace process to achieve concrete results, it was important that the dialogue between the two countries continued uninterruptedly," Qureshi said, according to a statement issued by Pakistan's Foreign Office.

Qureshi said that the Prime Ministers of both the countries have realised the need to address each other's concerns and resume the peace process in the spirit of resolving all the issues on the basis of sovereign equality and mutual respect."

India's Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said that all issues will be discussed during the meeting of the foreign ministers and foreign secretaries of the two countries which is expected to be held in the coming days.

"Both prime ministers have asked their foreign ministers and foreign secretaries to meet as soon as possible," India's external affairs ministry spokesperson Vishnu Prakash told reporters in New Delhi on Monday, May 10.

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