Home minister of India and Rehman Malik’s Joint Press Statement


Islamabad: The Home Minister of India, Mr. P. Chidambaram and H.E. Senator A. Rehman Malik, Interior Minister of Pakistan met in Thimphu on the margins of the Fourth Meeting of SAARC Interior/Home Ministers. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere, says a press release received from Thimphu, Bhutan here today.

The two Ministers discussed matters of mutual interest and concern. The Indian Home Minister referred to the requests made by the Home Ministry of India, some of which were pending at the Pakistani side since their last meeting. The Interior Minister of Pakistan also sought an early response to some of the queries made in the same context.

The Interior Minister of Pakistan affirmed that his Ministry was working toward an early visit of a Judicial Commission from Pakistan to India. He expressed the hope that the visit would take place at an early date. In response, the Indian Home Minister reaffirmed that India was willing to receive such a visit. India would also send a team to Pakistan, as agreed during the last Home Secretaries’ meeting in New Delhi.

The two Ministers agreed to ensure that their Ministries would remain in contact on these and other matters.

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