Kashmir Leader To Attend Berlin Summit On Cross-border Cooperation

15 June 2008

New Delhi: President of the Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party 'PDP' Ms Mehbooba Mufti would be attending the official guest program on 'Cross-border Cooperation between India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran' being organized by the German Government at Berlin from 16th to 20th June. A select group of eight high-ranking decision-makers from India, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan are attending the program that would give the visitors an opportunity to discuss with the German experts the issues of cross-border cooperation in the region, a PDP spokesman said. While two representatives each from Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan have been invited to the program, Ms Mufti is the only invitee from India, he said. Besides deepening the already existing positive approaches on composite dialogue, Jirga process, tripartite commission and G8 initiative, the other issues to be deliberated upon during the program include security, development, cross-border economic cooperation and build up of civil society networks in the region. During their stay in Germany, the participants would also interact with the members of the German Parliament, External Affairs Committee, Defense Committee, Federal Chancellery, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation, German Think Tanks and Political Foundations.