|Era of War with India Ended, Says Pakistani Prime Minister|
|Written by Prensa Latina|
|Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:08|
Islamabad.-Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that the era of war with India has ended forever and that all outstanding issues between the two countries can be solved through dialogue.
All the problems with India, including Kashmir and Siachen, should be resolved through dialogue, said Gilani at the Muslims Hands International Conference, reported Geo News TV on Tuesday.
The head of government pointed out that this was the prevailing sentiment during his latest meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and during the most recent contacts between top leaders from the two governments.
Both nations have fought three wars since their birth as republics in 1947, two of them over the border region of Kashmir, and the other following the race for the independence of Bangladesh.
In 1984, when the two countries already had nuclear weapons, they were on the verge of a fourth conflagration following bloody clashes for the possession of the Siachen Glacier, also on the common border.
Pakistan and India went back to the negotiating table early last year, after a tense pause dictated by the terrorist attacks in the city of Mumbai in November 2008, which New Delhi blamed on Islamic extremist group based in the neighboring country.
Talks are being held smoothly through diplomatic channels and have found a crucial support in the commercial field with the elimination of non-tariff barriers and other measures as the provision of visas for business people.