Pakistani, Indian foreign ministers hold peace talks

  • AseanPlus News
  • Thursday, 22 Jul 2004

ISLAMABAD: Foreign ministers from India andPakistan met to review a fledgling peace process yesterday and discuss divided Kashmir, the root cause of decades of hostility between the nuclear-armed neighbours. 

Pakistani Foreign Minister KhursheedMehmood Kasuri held informal talks with hisIndian counterpart Natwar Singh on the sidelines of a regional forum to discuss where the roadmap to peace is leading the South Asian neighbours. 

“We discussed Kashmir, the bus service andIndian-Pakistan relations,” Kasuri told reporters after a 75-minute breakfast meeting. 

“There is no such issue that we did nottouch.” 

The sides have proposed reviving a bus service linking the two capitals of Kashmir, but technical talks have been delayed for months due to differences over passenger documentation and how to treat the militarised Line of Control dividing the region. 

Natwar Singh said there had been “progress”,adding that Kasuri would travel to New Delhi for formal talks on Sept 5 and 6. — Reuters

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