Kartarpur Corridor: Expert-level ‘constructive’ discussions with India went ‘well’, Pakistan says

Pakistan has on Thursday said the meeting held with the Indian delegation aimed at discussing and finalizing the modalities of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor has gone well overall, despite several differences over some issues, and discussions held in a conductive and positive environment.

According to ANI news reports, the Pakistani delegation led by DG (SA and SAARC) of the ministry of foreign affairs Mohammad Faisal said the discussions held over issues were related to the corridor and its construction, road with other technicalities.

Faisal, while terming the meeting as an achievement, said both sides had issued a joint statement, same which was reached in 2015.

Reading out the statement, Faisal said, “Both sides held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalising the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.”

He added, “Both sides also held expert-level discussions between technical experts on the alignment and other details of the proposed corridor.”

According to a statement by India’s ministry of external affairs (MEA): “The first meeting to discuss the modalities and the draft Agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib using the Kartarpur Corridor was held today at Attari, India in a cordial environment. Both sides held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalising the Kartapur Sahib Corridor.”

MEA statement added, “It was agreed to hold the next meeting at Wagah on 2 April 2019. This will be preceded by a meeting of the technical experts on 19 March 2019 at the proposed zero points to finalise the alignment.”

An eighteen-member team of Pakistani delegation, led by DG (SAARC and SA) of Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs Mohammad Faisal, has arrived in New Delhi on Thursday. The Indian delegation was led by SCL Das, joint secretary in the ministry of home affairs.

 

Also read: https://www.theindianwire.com/world/india-pakistan-agree-work-expeditiously-operationalizing-kartarpur-corridor-110493/

 

 

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