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Terrorism will not impede peace process: Dr Singh, Musharraf

Saisuresh Sivaswamy in New York | September 15, 2005 10:47 IST
Last Updated: September 15, 2005 11:33 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf met on Wednesday night in New York and in a joint statement issued at 12.20 am on Thursday reiterated their pledge that they would not allow terrorism to impede the peace process.

President Musharraf announced that he has invited Dr Singh to Pakistan for a visit and that the prime minister has accepted. No dates have been fixed for the visit so far.

In the joint statement issued after a marathon four-hour discussion, they expressed their commitment to ensure a peaceful settlement of all pending issues, including Jammu & Kashmir, to the satisfaction of both sides.

The recent release of prisoners on both sides would continue on a humanitarian basis.

The two leaders agreed that all possible options for a peaceful negotiated settlement should be pursued in a sincere spirit and purposeful manner.

The meeting began at 8.15 pm, initially between the prime minister,Foreign Minister Natwar Singh and National Security Advisor M K Narayanan on the Indian side, and President Musharraf, Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri and National Security Advisor Tariq Aziz on the Pakistani side.

They continued the deliberations over dinner, which lasted over 90 minutes.

Finally, the president and prime minister met on a one-to-one basis for 30 minutes during which the invitation was extended to Dr Singh and accepted.

Both sides did not take any questions.

"We covered extensively all aspects and I'm very satisfied with the outcome," Dr Singh said.

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Sub: hmm..

The only thing on which Pakistan can ever agree with India is \"agreeing to resolve all issues\" ;)

Posted by Santosh

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Now musharraf will go back peacefully and hang sarabjeet.

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Hi, Its rubbish to read india and pak r to fight Terrorism together. Its not going to happen because the bottom line is pakistain have ...

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Mr Musharaf and Mr Manmohan singh are trying to Convenience whom in the WORLD

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