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'Political will needed on Siachen'

india Updated: Nov 25, 2006 22:30 IST

Insisting that a "lot of progress" had been made with India on the vexed Siachen issue, Pakistan on Saturday said it could be settled if the two countries displayed the political will.

"Our position is clear. We understand that there has been a lot of progress and it requires some meetings, and given the political will it should be resolved," Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri said in New Delhi.

Kasuri was talking to reporters on his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on a three-day private visit during which he will meet External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and hold informal discussions on bilateral issues.

When reporters referred to his earlier statement of about a fortnight ago that a resolution of Siachen was a matter of days, Kasuri said he had said that in a certain context.

"I had said that given the political will, it can be resolved in a few weeks or few days," he clarified.