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Indo-Pak relations to improve after Khar's visit: Krishna

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today said Indo-Pak relations will "certainly improve" after the visit of his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar.

india Updated: Jul 29, 2011 21:33 IST

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said Indo-Pak relations will "certainly improve" after the visit of his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar.

"This was the roadmap that we had worked out and I am very happy that she came to India and that certainly will improve bilateral relations between our two countries," Krishna told reporters on his way back from Maldives.

Krishna said he would make a suo-moto statement in both houses of the parliament on August 1 on his talks with Khar.

"With reference to various issues that we discussed with Mrs Khar during the course of her interaction would be subject matter of a suo-moto statement that I am going to make on August 1 on both houses of the parliament," he said.

However, the minister said one has to wait and see how India-Pakistan relations will improve after the talks.

"I think the proof of the pudding is in the eating. So we will have to wait and see how things will move thereafter," Krishna said.

The Krishna-Khar talks held in New Delhi on July 27 yielded new Confidence Building Measures including increasing cross-LoC trading days and expanding travel to include tourism and religious aspects apart from relaxing permit conditions for travel by people of Jammu and Kashmir to the other side of LoC by having a system of six-month multiple entry.