Meira Kumar meets Zardari

‘Resumed Dialogues Progressing’

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Nov 4: India and Pakistan today expressed their commitment to work towards establishing good neighbourly relations between them and voiced satisfaction on the way bilateral dialogue was progressing.
 The two sides conveyed this sentiment to each other when visiting Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar called on Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari at the presidency here this evening.
 Zardari said Pakistan is committed to a "constructive‚ sustained and result-oriented process of engagement" with India, and reiterated his call for the two countries to make "determined efforts for friendly‚ cooperative and good neighbourly relations".
 He expressed satisfaction that the "resumed dialogues between the two countries are progressing", an official statement said.
 Zardari said finding "amicable and just solutions" to all outstanding issues is important for Pakistan and India to ensure lasting peace and stability in the region.
 He said South Asia has enormous potential and cooperation between India and Pakistan is imperative to exploit it.
 Pakistan is also keen to promote greater interaction between parliamentarians of the two sides and "high level visits have significantly improved the atmosphere between the two countries", he said.
 Kumar, who is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation for a SAARC meeting here, reiterated India's desire to "build a relationship of good neighbourliness and all-round cooperation with Pakistan".
 She expressed satisfaction at "recent positive developments in bilateral relations", including in the areas of trade and people-to-people interaction.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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