Thursday, April 29, 2010

India And Pakistan Pledge To Improve Relations

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L) shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani during their meeting in Thimphu, capital of Bhutan, on April 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Chen Zhanjie)

From L.A. Times:

Pakistani Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meet in Bhutan and officials later say they will open discussions on ‘all issues of mutual concern.’ The U.S. would like to see Pakistan focus more troops on Afghanistan and fewer on India.

Senior Indian and Pakistani officials pledged Thursday to improve frosty relations between their nations following a meeting between their prime ministers at the periphery of a regional summit in Bhutan.

Lowering the temperature between the wary nuclear neighbors has been a key goal of the United States in its broader bid to root out terrorism in South Asia.

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My Comment: Resuming the discussion to have peace talks is better than having no talks at all .... but both sides still have a very long way to go.

1 comment:

Mark said...

So wait - the only tactical thing that makes any sense now from the perspective of the Taliban - to reverse these 100,000+ troops coming to kick Taliban ass - is to massively destabilize the relations between Pakistan and India once again, so they can't remove the troops the border line to India.. right?