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NC welcomes India's offer of talks to Pak

india Updated: Feb 07, 2010 21:38 IST
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Hailing India's offer of talks to Pakistan, the ruling National Conference said on Sunday it was hopeful both countries would adopt a positive approach during the parleys to address the Kashmir issue.

"We welcome proposed Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan. We hope both the countries will adopt a postive approach during the talks," Union Minister and NC chief Farooq Abdullah told reporters in Jammu.

The offer was a beginning to break the "deadlock", he said.

He, however, added some elements did not want peace and friendship between India and Pakistan.

To a question, he said "we should not pre-judge the outcome of the proposed talks."

India has proposed February 18 and 25 to Pakistan for Foreign Secretary-level talks as part of a "practical and pragmatic" approach to seek redressal of its core concern of cross-border terrorism.