Sunday, 22 May 2011

India-Pak negotiate informal exchange on Sir Creek

Islamabad, May 21 (PTI) India and Pakistan exchanged "non-papers" during talks on the Sir Creek issue that ended today, in a bid to find an amicable settlement to the decades- old boundary dispute and agreed to meet again.

The non-papers ? diplomatic parlance for negotiating texts informally circulated by countries to facilitate discussions without making any commitment to the contents ? were exchanged as the two countries held their first round of talks on the Sir Creek issue in four years.

"Both sides exchanged non-papers in order to take their discussions forward, with a view to finding an amicable settlement of the issue. They agreed to meet again at a mutually convenient date," said a joint statement issued at the end of the two-day parleys.