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Pakistan foreign minister to visit India in July for talks

June 24, 2011 12:20 IST

Pakistan on Friday said that its foreign minister will be travelling to India in July to take forward the bilateral peace process.

"What we can deliver at this stage is that our foreign minister will be visiting New Delhi in July," said Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik.

On the ongoing foreign secretary-level talks, Malik said, "They are going well."

Pakistan currently has Hina Rabbani Khar as minister of state for foreign affairs. But there are reports that the Pakistan government has decided to elevate her to full-fledged cabinet rank ahead of crucial talks with India in July.

India has already expressed its view that it will not have any hesitation in hosting Rabbani for the foreign minister-level talks in July.

There has been a series of meetings between the two neighbours and the ongoing two-day foreign secretary-level talks are part of the preparation for July's meeting.

In preceding month, both countries have held a series of meetings on peace, security and Confidence Building Measures.

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