6 January 2004

UNIC/PRESS RELEASE/02-2004

 

FROM THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

 

India – Pakistan  

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
New York , 5 January 2004

 

The Secretary-General welcomes meetings held in Islamabad yesterday and today between Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee of India with the President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali of Pakistan .  

He considers that these meetings represent another important step forward in the continuing bilateral efforts to improve relations and resolve outstanding issues between the two countries.  The Secretary-General urges both sides to continue with these efforts and hopes the summit meetings will give a new impetus to serious and sustained dialogue.                              

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