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India-Pakistan Joint Statement

On September 14, 2005, a Joint Statement was released after the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pervez Musharraf in New York. Presented below is the full text of the statement:

Joint Statement, India - Pakistan in New York


The following India-Pakistan Joint Statement was issued after a meeting of Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan at New York on September 14, 2005 on the sidelines of the Plenary meeting of 60th UN-General Assembly Session.

"Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President Pervez Musharraf met in New York on September 14, 2005 and reviewed progress in their relations since they last met in New Delhi on April 18, 2005. The two leaders referred to the earlier statements of January 6, 2004 and April 18, 2005 and reiterated their pledge that they would not allow terrorism to impede the peace process.

They reaffirmed their commitment to the decisions taken at their meeting in New Delhi and agreed to expedite their implementation. They also welcomed the progress made within the framework of the composite dialogue, including promotion of trade and economic relations, people to people contacts and confidence building measures. They also welcomed the recent release of prisoners on both sides and agreed to continue this process on a humanitarian basis.

They expressed their commitment to ensure a peaceful settlement of all pending issues including Jammu and Kashmir to the satisfaction of both sides. They agreed that possible options for a peaceful, negotiated settlement in this regard should continue to be pursued in a sincere spirit and purposeful manner."

New York September 14, 2005


Source: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Delhi.






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