November 2004 News

Light At End Of Tunnel: General

30 November 2004
The Indian Express

Brasilia: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said yesterday he was hopeful that all disputes with India, including over Kashmir, could be resolved through peace talks. 'May I say, we see a light at the end of the tunnel, now that the process of rapprochement has started,' Musharraf said in a speech at a lunch with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the South American country's capital. Musharraf said he was ready to push forward the peace process between the neighbors but suggested India had to do more. 'But I would like to say that it needs two hands to clap,' he told journalists later. 'So my hand is there, I hope the other hand will also be there and then we will be able to reach peace.' Musharraf arrived in Brazil on Saturday for the first visit of a Pakistani President to Latin America's largest nation. His trip will also include Argentina and Mexico, followed by Washington, Britain and France. 'We have initiated a process of rapprochement with India and we look forward to a peaceful coexistence with India in the region, through confidence-building measures and through resolution of all disputes,' he said.


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