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‘Govt.’s stand to first discuss terror’ with Pak is ‘correct’: Congress


New Delhi, Aug.22 : Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Saturday that the government’s status to first discuss the issue of terrorism at the NSA-level talks with Pakistan is correct, adding that all other issues come after that.

“Sartaj Aziz is correct in saying that we should also Kashmir as it part of the outstanding issue and in Ufa in a sense, the Prime Minister agreed to discuss all issues when he signed on the dotted line,” Sandeep Dikshit told ANI.

“But, I must say that the government’s stand that we must first discuss terror is correct. So, if we do have talks, we have to first and foremost discuss terror, and then, all other issues,” he added.

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had earlier issued a statement, saying that its High Commissioner’s invitation to the Kashmiri Hurriyat leadership on August 23 was very much in keeping with the practice and tradition of the past many years.

While the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) sent across a strong message to Pakistan, insisting that there are only two stakeholders in the talks between the two Asian neighbours and added that New Delhi is committed to discuss the issues peacefully and bilaterally. (ANI)

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