INDIA-PAKISTAN RESUME DIALOGUE WITH NEW NAME INCLUDING KASHMIR

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (Staff Reporter + APP): Pakistan and India on Wednesday decided to resume the dialogue process to discuss and sort out all their outstanding issues under a new name "Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue Process."

Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, while addressing a joint press conference here at Foreign Office, along with Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz following the bilateral meeting said that all pillars of the Composite Dialogue Process and Resumed Dialogue Process would be included in the new format of Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue Process.

Joint Statement 

The External Affairs Minister of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj led the Indian delegation to the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process in Islamabad on December 8-9, 2015. She called on the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and held discussions with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz.

2. The EAM and the Adviser condemned terrorism and resolved to cooperate to eliminate it. They noted the successful talks on terrorism and security related issues in Bangkok by the two NSAs and decided that the NSAs will continue to address all issues connected to terrorism. The Indian side was assured of the steps being taken to expedite the early conclusion of the Mumbai trial.

 

3. Both sides, accordingly, agreed to a Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue and directed the Foreign Secretaries to work out the modalities and schedule of the meetings under the Dialogue including Peace and Security, CBMs, Jammu & Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project, Economic and Commercial Cooperation, Counterterrorism, Narcotics Control and Humanitarian Issues, People to People exchanges and Religious Tourism.