Security, terrorism to figure prominently in Indo-Pak Home Secretary level talks

November 25th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov.25 (ANI): Terrorism, counterfeit currency, drug -trafficking, exchange of prisoners and visa regime will be high on the agenda at the fifth round of Home Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan to be held in Islamabad today.
The talks are part of the on-going composite dialogue process between both nations. These talks will be held in the backdrop of the recently initiated cross-LoC trade which is being seen as a big step towards bringing both countries closer.
Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta will lead the Indian side at the talks and Syed Kamal Shah will represent the Pakistani side.
On Monday, Madhukar Gupta before leaving for Pakistan had said that he was looking forward to addressing various security related aspects during the Home Secretary-level talks on Tuesday.
Gupta said that New Delhi expected proactive cooperation from Islamabad in dealing with security matters.
Gupta informed that the whole purpose was to try and see that there could be improvement in relations across a wide range of issues and one of the elements of the composite dialogue related to security matters.
The nuclear-armed rivals” ”composite dialogue” covers eight areas including the Kashmir, border disputes, terrorism and economic cooperation.
The last Home Secretary level talks were held in July last year in New Delhi. (ANI)

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