Omar Abdullah seeks Milibands help to reduce India-Pak tensionJanuary 14th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Jan.14 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday sought the visiting British Foreign Secretary David Milibands help to motivate the international community play a bigger role to iron out tensions between India and Pakistan.
Stressing on the point that good ties between India-Pakistan would have a great bearing on the people of the State, Omar Abdullah asked Miliband to help improve relations between the two neighbours that have suffered a setback due to the Mumbai terror attacks.
Noting that confidence building measures (CBMs) including cross-LoC trade and people-to-people contact between the two countries have generated goodwill, Omar said such measures should be carried forward in the interest of India and Pakistan.
Omar talked to Miliband through teleconference and also discussed a host of issues related to the development of the Jammu and Kashmir and the well-being of its people.
Besides, the 38-year old chief minister sought Britain’’s cooperation for modernising the technical education system in the border state to ensure skill development in tune with global job market requirements.
Observing that tackling unemployment in the state is top on his agenda, he said skill development would go a long way to enhance employability among youth and create new employment avenues. (ANI)
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