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India, Pak should understand each others problems: PM

"One should understand the other's problem and work together to find a way out," Vajpayee has said.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2004 14:59 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

What Atal told summit
Asked SAARC nations to be sensitive to each other's security concerns 
He regretted 'mutual suspicions' and 'petty rivalries' among nations

Sought transition from mistrust to trust for development and peace 
"History shouldn't shackle us... we have to look forward now..."

"We have to change south asia's image and standing in the world"

Hails Bhutan's action against Indian militants as a great example

What Jamali told summit
Called for solving political disputes for economic cooperation 
For the first time, he refrained from making any reference to J&K

Stressed need for greater economic cooperation in SAARC 
Hailed consensus on SAFTA as welcome step

HindustanTimes. com Special
12th SAARC summit
India-Pak Talking Peace

PrimeMinister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday said dialogue between India and Pakistan should continue and both the countries should understand each other's problems to "find a way out".

 Vajpayee welcomed by Jamali on his arrival in Islamabad on January 3


Samvad lagatar chalta rahe. Aur ek doosre ke mushkil ko samaj kar hum milkar kaam karne ka rasta nikalte rahe

(Dialogue should continue. One should understand the other's problem and work together to find a way out)," he said while laying the foundation stone for a ten-acre residential complex for the staff of the Indian High Commission opposite the Chancery in Islamabad.

Speaking just ahead of his meeting with President Pervez Musharraf, the Prime Minister said, "new questions have come up and new answers are being sought. In this context, it is necessary the representation in the respective missions of the two countries is appropriate."

"I am laying the foundation stone for the new complex. I am confident that this building will stand on a firm footing and in all weather--like today the weather has changed somewhat--in all weather it will stand firm. And those who occupy would fulfil their responsibilities.

"In these responsibilities, they (mission staff) have a big responsibility to ensure that good relations are maintained with Pakistan. I am confident that the mission will be useful in this purpose," he said.

First Published: Jan 05, 2004 13:13 IST