10-point Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue has be announced by India and Pakistan [ Current News (Concise) ]
For new 10-point Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue (CBD) India and Pakistan are agreed to resume structured dialogue between them. Earlier Resumed Dialogue was structured dialogue with 8-point Composite Dialogue Process (CDP) it is replaced by the 10-point CBD.
And regarding this during meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on the side-lines of Hearth of Asia Conference both the countries have issued a joint statement.
The 10-point Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue (CBD) contains
- Peace and security, confidence building measures (CBMs).
- Jammu and Kashmir.
- Sir Creek Boundary Dispute.
- Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project.
- Economic and Commercial cooperation.
- Counter-terrorism, Narcotics control.
- People-to-people exchanges.
- Humanitarian issues.
- Religious tourism.
Apart from all the CDP eight elements CBD also includes two more topics which are: Humanitarian issues and Religious Tourism in the agenda to make the peace process between both countries long lasting.
Issued Joint statement contains
- Forward talks on terrorism to be conducted by both countries on National Security Advisors (NSAs).
- Pakistan committed to expedite 26/11 Mumbai attacks trial.
- Within stipulated time table Secretary-level talks.
- In 2016, on the occasion of 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to be held in Islamabad, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan
- Published on: December 11, 2015