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Talks on Kashmir can start with PoK: PM
June 03, 2003 23:45 IST
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Tuesday night said if talks were to resume with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue it has to be on the one-third portion, which was under Pakistani occupation.
Vajpayee told reporters on his return to Delhi from a weeklong tour of Germany, France and Russia that the peace process initiated by him can progress only if cross-border terrorism ends.
He said all the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council also agreed that cross-border terrorism must stop.
Asked whether US President George W Bush will pressurise Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to end terrorism, Vajpayee said, "Bush's saying he would take up the matter with Musharraf (in Washington this month) is itself a pressure."
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