Sustained dialogue can lead to better Indo-Pak relations: Rana
Nagrota, Aug 26: Devender Singh Rana, Political Advisor to Chief Minister on Sunday said sustained dialogue between India and Pakistan can ensure stability in the sub-continent.
“India and Pakistan must get into a sustained dialogue for better relations between the two countries can ensure stability in this sub-continent,” Rana said while addressing a publicmeetings at Nagrota and Tada here today.
Rana said the improved Indo-Pak relations will be most beneficial for the people of Jammu and Kashmir particularly those staying in the border areas. “This can be achieved by a consistent, sincere dialogue process where both sides give confidence to each other by just not words but deeds to build a bond of trust and mutual confidence,” he said.
Rana more trade routes must open between the two sides of Kashmir and the people to people contact must be promoted alongwith cultural, educational and economic exchange.
“Omar Abdullah (Chief Minister) has been a strong votary of better Indo-Pak relations and has maintained that these are imperative for peace and resolution of various issues. National Conference and its leadership has always played a pivotal role in the past for better Indo-Pak relations and shall continue to do so in the future as well in the interest of the two countries and for the welfare of the people of Jammu & Kashmir,” he added.
Rana said the anticipated dynamic changes in Afganistan in 2014 will have a bearing on the peace and stability in the region. He said the same can be maintained if the two neighbouring countries work together for in tandem with each other.
“Success of SAARC also depends on the relations between India and Pakistan and if the relations are improved, based on mutual trust and faith underlined with total transparency the SAARC region can emerge as one more economic vibrant zone in the world,” he said.
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