August 2000 News

Pakistan for tripartite talks

5 August 2000
The Hindu

Islamabad: Pakistan has once again asserted that the Kashmir problem could be resolved only through tripartite talks involving India, Pakistan and the All-Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC), the Radio Pakistan reported tonight. Quoting a spokesman of the Foreign Office, the Radio said the stand taken by the militant organisations fighting in Kashmir on tripartite talks was logical and in accordance with international law and principals. 'According to the United Nations Security Council resolutions, Pakistan and India are the two major parties to Kashmir conflict and Kashmiri should also be included in the talks', the spokesman was quoted as saying. Ever since the Hizbul Mujahideen ceasefire offer on July 24 Pakistan has been insisting that no solution to the Kashmir problem could be found without its involvement. Pakistan has been maintaining that it recognised the APHC as the true representative of Kashmiris


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