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No bilateral talks with Pak during SAARC meet: PM

We want to give full attention to success of SAARC, Atal said.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2004 21:21 IST

12th SAARC Summit
 It will open in Islamabad with Jamali's address on Jan 4. A declaration will be adopted on Jan 6. 
What's In Store
Why Pak is desperate 
SAARC: An Overview 
Kathmandu declaration 

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Saturday ruled out any bilateral talks with Pakistan during the SAARC Summit at Islamabad beginning on Sunday.

"There will be no bilateral talks. We want to give our undivided attention and energy to the success of SAARC. Its success will help resolution of other problems," Vajpayee said in an interview with Doordarshan, hours before his departure for Islamabad to attend the summit.

First Published: Jan 03, 2004 10:24 IST