Pakistan’s foreign ministers Hina Rabbani Khar summoned a fresh chapter in relations on Wednesday after their 1st talks in a year attempted to breathe new life into the arch-rivals’ stop-start peace process.
Taking forward the peace process, the joint statement said that “The ministers attached importance to promoting peace and security, including Confidence Building Measures, between India and Pakistan and agreed to convene separate meetings of the Expert Groups on Nuclear and Conventional CBMs, in Islamabad in September 2011.”
The issue of Jammu and Kashmir was a high priority for both sides and they settled upon persistent discussions with a view to finding a peaceful solution by narrowing divergences and building convergences.
Both the foreign ministers also granted upon expanding the cross-LoC travel to comprise visits for tourism and religious pilgrimage as per the modalities to be finalised in future.
According to the various reports, various secretary level talks between the two nations would continue till the foreign ministers meet again in August 2012.