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SM Krishna likely to visit Pakistan next month

Press Trust of India
Jun 09, 2012 at 01:58am IST

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna is likely to travel to Islamabad on July 17-18 to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar amidst a positive atmosphere between the two countries following the resumption of the dialogue process last year.

The talks between the ministers will be preceded by a meeting between the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries, official sources said.

Krishna is likely to travel to Islamabad around July 17-18 for talks with Khar, sources said. Khar had come to New Delhi last year for the talks.

SM Krishna likely to visit Pakistan next month

Indo-Pak dialogue resumed last year with both sides holding a series of meetings on the eight components.

Indo-Pak dialogue, which had stalled following the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008, resumed last year with both sides holding a series of meetings on the eight components under the 'Composite Dialogue' format, including terrorism, Siachen, Sir Creek, Trade and Kashmir.

The two countries have already had four segments including terrorism, trade and water in the past few months with two more on Siachen and Sir Creek- slated for this month as part of the second round of talks.

Asked about the issues to be discussed, the sources said both sides will discuss all issues of mutual concerns.

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