Positive talks integral to normalising ties: Hina

July 29th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) An uninterrupted, constructive and positive dialogue process was integral to resolve all outstanding issues and normalise relations between Pakistan and India, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

Khar was speaking to mediapersons in Lahore after returning Thursday from New Delhi where she held talks with her Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna.

India and Pakistan have sought to open a new chapter of “peaceful and cooperative” ties by pledging to intensify counter-terror cooperation and unveiled a host of initiatives to spur trade and travel between the divided halves of Kashmir.

Khar, who is the country’s first woman foreign minister, said Pakistan and India are well aware of the challenges faced by both countries and they also understand the need to ease tension, reported Associated Press of Pakistan.

Khar said that an uninterrupted and result oriented dialogue could lead both the countries and the whole region towards peace and prosperity.

Besides Krishna, Khar had met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and opposition leaders during her trip. She said she found that all of them were looking forward for better ties with Pakistan which was very encouraging sign.

She said Pakistan aims at improving relations with India through medium term, uninterrupted and constructive talks which were vital for peace in the region.

The minister said that during the visit both the countries also agreed to initiate Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) through trade and travel agreements.

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