Opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday said it was optimistic that the proposed talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in Havana would prove beneficial for the resolution of the Kashmir issue.
"We hope that the proposed meeting (on the sidelines of NAM summit) between the two leaders will prove fruitful for the resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of the people of the state", Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Rahim told a private news channel in Srinagar.
He said the Prime Minister was making sincere efforts to restart the stalled bilateral talks after the Mumbai blasts.
Due to the determination of the two leaders the Indo-Pak peace talks would not only resume but also gather momentum, the NC leader said.
Referring to Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement on ceasefire if terrorists shun violence, Rahim said enforcing ceasefire is a good thing but it should be accompanied by steps to find a lasting solution to the Kashmir tangle.