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No high expectation from meeting of home ministers: Krishna

india Updated: Jun 26, 2010 20:27 IST

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, on Saturday, said there was no high expectation from the meeting between Home Minister P Chidambaram and his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik but a "beginning has been made".

Talking to reporters in Bangalore, he said, "I don't think we had any high expectations (from the meeting yesterday)...(but) a beginning has been made.

"Such high-level visits serve a very important purpose and in my opinion that purpose has been served." On the outcome of the meeting between Chidambaram and Malik, he said, "Do not be in a rush. Let the home minister come back. If he (Chidambaram) has anything of substance to report to the Cabinet, he will do it."

To a query about a view that there was no point in talking to the civilian establishment in Pakistan as everything rests with the Army, Krishna said, "I do not want to go into the polemics of it." He said he was looking forward to his visit to Islamabad on July 14.