Resumption of Indo-Pak talks beneficial for region: EU

Resumption of Indo-Pak talks beneficial for region: EU

At the same time, Orden, considered an influential leader, said Pakistan has to do more in combating terrorism in its soil.

The European Union has welcomed resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, saying it was an indicator of positive approach and a "stable relationship of confidence" between them would be beneficial for the South Asian region.

Lauding visit of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, Chairman of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with India Geoffrey Van Orden said steps like enhancing trade and encouraging people-to-people contact will improve Indo-Pak ties and may help achieve something "substantial" for the two countries.

At the same time, Orden, considered an influential leader, said Pakistan has to do more in combating terrorism in its soil.

"The visit is an indicator that we may get business on track. It is in everybody’s interest to have a stable relationship of confidence between Pakistan and India.

"It would start with small steps like improved trade and may be a little bit of cross border travel. Some of these sorts of things at a lower level can be built gradually to something more substantial," he said.