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India, Pakistan back peace process in “tense” talks

The leaders of India and Pakistan vowed to pursue a sluggish peace process but analysts said their meeting in New York appeared to have made little, if any, progress. A joint statement by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf after their meeting late on Wednesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session said they were committed to a peaceful resolution of all disputes, including Kashmir. “The two leaders … reiterated their pledge not to let terrorism impede the peace process,” said the statement read out by Musharraf to reporters in Singh’s presence. “They expressed their commitment to ensure a peaceful settlement of all pending issues including Jammu and Kashmir to the satisfaction of both sides.” “They agreed that possible options for a peaceful, negotiated settlement in this regard should continue to be pursued in a sincere spirit and purposeful manner.” Full Story

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