Qureshi Arrives In Indian Capital Tomorrow To Hold Talks On Outstanding Issues Including Kashmir

25 November 2008
Associated Press of Pakistan

New Delhi: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will arrive here on Wednesday to hold bilateral talks with his Indian counter-part Pranab Mukherjee on outstanding issues including Kashmir. The wide-ranging talks to be held at Hyderabad House on Wednesday evening are expected to focus on issues relating to Kashmir, Chenab Water flow, Siachen, Sri Creek, prisoners languishing in each other˘s jails, visa regime, trade, security, terrorism and Confidence Building Measures. The four -day visit of Qureshi is continuation of his last visit to India which was cut short due to death of his mother-in- law on June 27 last. His activities in Chandigarh on Nov. 27 include address at a seminar organized by Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development. Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will accompany him. On Nov. 28, he will return to Indian capital after visiting Ajmir Sharif and Jaipur. He will address a function at Women Press Club here. He will also hold call on meetings with Indian leaders on Nov. 29 A statement issued by Indian Ministry of External Affairs said Pakistan Foreign Minister will visit India from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29. They will hold talks on Nov. 26 in Indian capital. They will jointly participate in a seminar on the subject of “Cooperative Development, Peace and Security in South Asia” in Chandigarh. He will hold meetings which he could not have during his last visit to India in June, 2008 as it was prematurely cut short, the statement added. According to media reports here, Pakistan is expected to raise the issue of Samjhauta Express blasts in view of the recent Malegaon investigations which have pointed out involvement of Hindu groups in this terrorist act which killed 68 persons, mostly Pakistanis in Feb. 2007.