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Joint Press Statement on the meeting between Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan

A joint press statement was released in New Delhi on September 4, 2004, after a meeting between the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan. Following is the full text of the statement:


The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Shyam Saran and H.E. Mr. Riaz H. Khokhar, met on September 4, 2004 in New Delhi to review the progress in the Composite Dialogue.

They assessed positively the discussions held on the eight subjects in the Composite Dialogue i.e. Peace and Security including CBMs, Jammu and Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project, Terrorism and Drug Trafficking, Economic and Commercial Cooperation and Promotion of Friendly Exchanges in Various Fields. The Foreign Secretaries agreed that the discussions had been productive and had taken place in a cordial and constructive atmosphere. Several useful ideas and suggestions were made by both sides.

In their meeting today, the Foreign Secretaries discussed the ways of taking the process forward. They would be reporting to the Foreign Ministers with the recommendation that the Composite Dialogue should be continued with a view to further deepening and broadening the engagement between the two sides. .

New Delhi.
September 4, 2004

Source: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi





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