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Indo-Pak environmental talks on March 21

The sub group dealing with science, technology and environment will discuss issues like disaster management and weather forecasting.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 15:48 IST
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Issues like disaster management and weather forecasting would come up for discussion during two days of talks between Indian and Pakistani officials beginning here on Tuesday.

The talks will be held under the aegis of the Indo-Pak Joint Commission. The Joint Commission was revived last year with the formation of eight working groups covering various areas of cooperation between the two countries.

The sub group dealing with science, technology and environment would discuss issues like disaster management and weather forecasting.

The sub group on environment would discuss issues relating to bio diversity, officials here said.

The outcome of the talks of all sub groups would be reviewed by the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries in New Delhi on July 20, and later by the Foreign Ministers who are scheduled to meet there the next day.

The Commission has been revived after reaching an understating to continue the third round of Composite Dialogue process, which covered Kashmir, Peace and Security and CBMs along with six other issues including Siachen and Sir Creek

The Commission focuses on issues like Agriculture, Health, Science & Technology, Information, Education, IT and Telecommunication, Environment and Tourism, which have not been covered by the composite dialogue process.