Monday, November 29, 1999

Don``t expect results overnight: Farooq on Indo-Pak talks

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New Delhi, Jun 16 (PTI) Ahead of next week''s talks between India and Pakistan to reduce the "trust deficit", former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today said one should not expect results "overnight". He also said the relation between the countries has seen a lot of ups and downs. It was an ongoing process to have better relations with the neighbour and talks will help to normalise ties, he said. It will take time as government has already made it clear that a lot has happened between India and Pakistan, he said, adding, "Don''t expect rapid results to come overnight. but the process is on for creating better relations with Pakistan." While Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is travelling to Islamabad next week to hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir, Foreign Minister S M Krishna will visit that country on July 15 to hold talks with his counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi. On the situation in the valley, the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy said "There is a decline in terrorism. But there is no doubt that they still try to infiltrate and our security forces are dominating them." Abdullah was talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here. However, the minister refused to answer queries about the reported allocation of Rs eight crore to some of the militant outfits by Pakistan government agencies.

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