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India, Pak must work together to ensure peace for posterity: Abdul Basit

PTI
Published May 3, 2016, 6:10 pm IST
Updated May 3, 2016, 6:10 pm IST
Basit said India and Pakistan have a ‘long way to go’ in normalising relationship.
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit at a meeting at South Block in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry and Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit at a meeting at South Block in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Tuesday said India and Pakistan have a "long way to go" in normalising relationship but they cannot give up as they must work together to ensure peace and prosperity for posterity.

Addressing the Sixth Meeting of Pakistan-India Joint Business Forum here, Basit also underlined that opportunities between India and Pakistan are abound and the two countries need to embark on a process that is both sustainable and mutually beneficial, according to a Pakistan High Commission release.

 

"Pakistan is committed to normalising relations with India in line with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's vision of a peaceful neighbourhood. The High Commissioner added that we have a long way to go but we cannot give up. We must work together to ensure peace and prosperity for posterity," it said.

He also emphasised on having a level- playing field to help creating interdependencies, saying this was also necessary in the context of promoting regional connectivity and integration, he said.

Appreciating the Forum's work towards augmenting bilateral economic and trade relations, the High Commissioner said its work and recommendations would come in handy whenever the comprehensive dialogue between the two countries commences.

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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