Need for uninterrupted dialogue with Pakistan: Aiyar
Stressing the need for a 'structured and uninterrupted dialogue' with Pakistan, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar today called for a fixed time frame for making the process fruitful.kolkata Updated: Aug 01, 2010 23:57 IST
Stressing the need for a 'structured and uninterrupted dialogue' with Pakistan, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sunday called for a fixed time frame for making the process fruitful.
"There had never been a structured and uninterrupted dialogue in the last 60 years. Only over the last 30 years did we talk more frequently. The dialogues should be integrated and not fractured", the Rajya Sabha member said at a panel discussion on 'Pakistan, India and the Peace Process: The Way Forward', organised by a city-based magazine.
Stating that there should not be any veto from either side so that the talks could be carried forward, Aiyar advocated holding the talks in places like the Wagah border instead of five star hotels, "to feel the warmth and emotion of the people of the two countries."
"To arrive at a conclusion, we need a commitment which can bring us a solution at inter-state level", the former diplomat said.
"A fruitful dialogue is possible with the democratic government of Pakistan if we could help it resolve the problem of terrorism," he said.