India should initiate talks to resolve Kashmir issue: Qureshi

India should initiate talks to resolve Kashmir issue: Qureshi

Shah Mehmood Qureshi

"We hope New Delhi will realise the ground reality and world trends which essentially include negotiations and talks on resolving outstanding issues," he said.

Qureshi was addressing a press conference after his meeting with All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

The Pakistan Foreign Minister said he had also invited Farooq for talks to find a solution of the long pending issue. The meeting of two foreign minsters will take place here on Saturday and is expected to be focused on the issue of terrorism emanating from Pakistani soil.
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna had said terrorism would be the single most important issue for discussion in the meeting. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari had told the United Nation General Assembly that Islamabad wanted friendly relations with New Delhi, and stressed the need resuming composite dialogue process.

Zardari said "meaningful progress" towards resolution of the Kashmir issue was necessary for peace and stability in South Asia.