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Indian, Pakistani foreign ministers to meet in July

The foreign ministers of Pakistan and India will review the progress made under the resumed dialogue process when Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna travels to Islamabad next month to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar. Krishna is expected to visit Pakistan on July 17-18 to hold talks with Khar which would be preceded by a meeting between the foreign secretaries of the two countries, Press Trust of India reported, citing official sources. Ahead of the ministerial-level parleys, Pakistan’s High Commissioner Shahid Malik termed the current atmosphere between the two countries as “satisfactory”, saying that “small dents” had also started appearing in the “trust-deficit”. He also stressed the need for both countries to seize this opportunity and take steps to make the peace process “irreversible”. The dialogue, which had stalled following the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008, resumed last year with both sides holding a series of meetings on eight components under the Composite Dialogue format, including terrorism, Siachen, Sir Creek, Trade and Kashmir.

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