Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pakistan, India agree to resume talks

The Pakistani foreign minister is set to visit India in July to resume talks which were suspended after a terrorist attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday that the two countries will hold talks on various issues before he visits India in July.

Last week, the foreign secretaries of the two countries agreed to continue talks on important issues, which were suspended by India after Pakistan's Lashker-e-Toiba attacked the financial capital of Mumbai in 2008, killing some 170 people. 

In a Thursday statement, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani expressed his "satisfaction on the important decision taken both by Pakistan and India to resume the full spectrum of dialogue," NDTV reported.

The dialogues are scheduled to cover issues regarding security, peace, terrorism, financial matters, and Kashmir and Jammu which could possibly put an end to the deadlock in mutual relations.

The two neighboring countries have fought three wars since the subcontinent was divided in 1947.

Two of the three wars were over the Indian-administered Kashmir region, where Kashmiri groups have been fighting New Delhi's rule for two decades.

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