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India and Pakistan begin first peace talks for two years

Pakistan and India began their first peace talks for two years in an attempt to build a framework to resolve all their outstanding problems including the thorny issue of Kashmir. The three days of talks are taking place in an atmosphere of measured optimism about relations between the nuclear-armed powers following a summit between the two leaders last month. No major breakthrough is expected at these meetings and the main aim is to agree a timetable for negotiations to address the eight so-called “composite” issues affecting relations. “The talks have started and the two sides are discussing an agenda for composite dialogue,” Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman Masood Khan told AFP. Full Story

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