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US likely to mediate on K-issue: Pak minister

The Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Saleh Hayat, has said US may mediate between the neighbours to help resolve the Kashmir issue.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 16:27 IST
Asian News International
Asian News International

Pakistan Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas, Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has said that the US may mediate between Pakistan and India to help resolve the Kashmir issue.

He also said that the forthcoming visit of US President George Bush to the two countries was "very significant in this regard".

Replying to a question whether the US could assume the role of mediator between Pakistan and India on Kashmir, Hayat said, "it was likely".

Pakistan had approached Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other friendly states like the US to bring just settlement to Kashmir problem, The Nation quoted the minister as saying.

First Published: Feb 16, 2006 15:28 IST