India, Pakistan to continue nuclear CBMs talks

November 14th, 2007 - 2:32 am ICT by admin  
The decision was taken at the fifth round of India-Pakistan expert-level talks on nuclear and missiles related CBMs held here today.

The day-long discussions focused on a review of the implementation of existing agreements on CBMs and on disarmament and non-proliferation related issues of mutual interest in multilateral forums as provided for in the Lahore Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of 1999.

The talks, begun in June 2004 as part of the Composite Dialogue process, were held in a cordial and constructive atmosphere, an External Affairs Ministry release said.

K. C. Singh, Additional Secretary (International Organizations), Ministry of External Affairs, led the Indian side at the talks, while the Pakistani delegation was led by Khalid Aziz Babar, Additional Secretary (UN and EC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Singh and Babar will also lead their respective sides at the Second Round of the Joint Anti-Terrorism Mechanism (JATM) to be held here on October 22.

Discussions in the Second Meeting of Joint Anti-Terrorism Mechanism will follow the mandate given to the group when it was constituted after the meeting of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President Pervez Musharraf in Havana on September 16, 2006, and the first meeting of the Joint Anti-Terrorism Mechanism held in Islamabad in March this year. (ANI)

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