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India, Pakistan talk conventional, nuclear CBMs

Posted on Dec 27, 10:26PM | IBNS

The 6th round of Expert level meetings on Conventional and Nuclear Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan was held here on Thursday.

The Indian delegation to the talks was led by Y.K. Sinha, Additional Secretary (PAI), Ministry of External Affairs while Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Additional Secretary (UN and EC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the Pakistan delegation.

The talks were held in a cordial and constructive atmosphere.

The two sides reviewed the implementation of existing CBMs, including the ceasefire along the LoC and exchanged ideas to further advance the CBM process and reaffirmed their commitment to continue discussions with the aim of strengthening conventional CBMs.

The two sides also agreed to report the progress made during the current round of talks to their respective Foreign Secretaries.

The last Expert level meetings on Conventional and Nuclear Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan were held on Dec 26-27, 2011 in Islamabad.

During their meeting in Islamabad on Sept 8 this year, the External Affairs Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan had agreed that the next round would be held in the second half of December.