Indo-Pak dialogues won’t be affected by Pakistan’s internal affairs: Aslam

November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin  
Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said this while announcing that the second meeting on the Indo-Pak anti-terror mechanism (ATM) would be held on October 22 in New Delhi.

She said security experts from the two countries would work on cooperation to prevent terrorism at the forthcoming meeting.

“It will be an opportunity to see how information sharing can help both the countries to prevent terrorism,” Aslam said.

However, she refused to comment on proposals to be discussed at the ATM meeting, saying, “Our purpose is to curb terrorism by information sharing.”

Commenting on opening of the Siachen glacier, Aslam said: “India is not opening Siachen for international tourists as it only took a group of cadets to the glacier.”

She said Pakistan had given India workable proposals to solve the Siachen issue and that the proposals were even practical at present.

“We agreed to solve it in 1989 but India went back,” she said.

Aslam also said that the two countries would hold a meeting on conventional confidence-building measures (CMBs) on October 18 and on nuclear CBMs on October 19 in New Delhi.

She said that officials of the two countries would review previous CBMs and discuss new proposals in the meeting, adding that four rounds of talks would be dedicated to conventional and five to nuclear CBMs.

Aslam said both countries were expected to sign two agreements: ‘Inadvertent Border Crossers’ and ‘Prevention of Incidents at Sea’ soon. (ANI)

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