Pakistan welcomes Indian Minister for External Affairs’ statement that peace process between India, Pakistan could not be derailed
Islamabad, January 15, 2013 (PPI-OT): Responding to the remarks made by the Indian Army Chief recently on the ceasefire violations on the Line of Control, the Spokesperson said that Pakistan did not want to vitiate the already tense situation along the LOC by making irresponsible statements.
Pakistan attaches great importance to the ongoing peace process with India, and is committed to resolve the issue of LOC violations under the agreed mechanism. He also reiterated Pakistan’s earlier offer to hold a thorough investigation into the recent violations of LOC by the United Nations Military Observer’s Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
2. He welcomed the statement by the Indian Minister for External Affairs who expressed his government’s commitment to ensure that the peace process could not be derailed. The Spokesperson underlined Pakistan’s desire to continue with the dialogue process with India in a sustained and result oriented manner. It is important that both sides make serious efforts to avoid distractions in our common efforts towards creating a peaceful environment, he emphasized.
For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604