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Indo-Pak joint panel meet in Feb

The third meeting of the Pakistan-India Joint Commission will be held in New Delhi on February 21.
None | By Asian News International, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2007 01:19 PM IST

The third meeting of the Pakistan-India Joint Commission, co-chaired by the two countries' foreign ministers, would be held in New Delhi on February 21.

On the occasion, the two sides would discuss bolstering of bilateral cooperation in diverse sectors, diplomatic sources in Pakistan said.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri will lead a high-level delegation to New Delhi for the meeting.

The Pakistan-India Joint Commission was established in March 1983, and its last meeting was held in November 2006.

The one-day meet would be preceded by meetings of two sub-commissions on information and education on February 20, the sources said and added that these were the only two of the eight working groups that had not met so far.

Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee had extended an invitation for the Joint Commission meeting to his Pakistani counterpart Mehmood Kasuri during the former's visit to Islamabad earlier this month.

According to the Dawn, several important agreements will be initialed at the meet, including (a) The Agreement on Reducing the Risk from Accidents relating to Nuclear Weapons; (b) Speedy return of inadvertent Line Crossers; and (c) Prevention of Incidents at Sea.

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