Islamabad, June 15 (ANI): The foreign ministers of Pakistan and India are scheduled meet in Islamabad next month to discuss the Kashmir dispute and review the progress of the second round of the peace process between the two neighbours.
According to Foreign Office spokesperson Moazzam Ali Khan, talks between Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and her Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna will be preceded by a meeting between the foreign secretaries of the two countries in July, reports The Express Tribune.
Sources said the talks are expected to take place in the third week of July.
Since April last year, officials from Pakistan and India have had a series of engagements on issues such as Siachen, Sir Creek, trade and commerce, counter-terrorism and the longstanding dispute over Kashmir.
At their last meeting in New Delhi last year, the two foreign ministers announced several new Kashmir-related Confidence Building Measures (CBMs).
In their upcoming talks, the foreign ministers will review the progress on all issues but no major breakthrough is expected over the Kashmir dispute, states the paper.
India says it wants "satisfactory closure" of the Mumbai trial in order to proceed with the process of normalising ties.
In recent months, the peace process between the two neighbours has picked up momentum with increased exchanges at official and private levels.
President Asif Ali Zardari visited New Delhi in April this year to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Singh is expected to visit Pakistan some time later this year to give further impetus to the composite dialogue process. (ANI)