‘Indo-Pak talks in spirit of Thimphu thaw’

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Thimpu: Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan on February 7 spoke in one voice on the outcome of their 90-minute late on February 6 night meeting and avoided trading charges on issues of friction.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao counseled patience in order to allow the dialogue process to mature and described the interaction as useful and satisfactory. Her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir avoided saying “anything negative’’ on any issue, including the Samjhauta Express blasts, Hindu terror groups and Kashmir “at this point.’. The talks were in consonance with the spirit of the Thimphu thaw that took place following a meeting between the two Prime Ministers here last April, he added.

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