Attari (India): March 14 (newsin.asia): The first meeting between India and Pakistan to discuss the modalities and the draft Agreement for facilitation of Indian pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur Corridor, was held on Thursday at Attari, India, in a cordial environment, a joint India- Pakistan statement said.
The Indian delegation was led by Mr. S.C.L. Das, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Pakistan delegation was led by Dr. Mohammad Faisal, Director General (South Asia & SAARC) of the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Both sides held “detailed and constructive” discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalizing the Kartapur Sahib Corridor.
Both sides also held expert-level discussions between the technical experts on the alignment and other details of the proposed corridor.
It was agreed to hold the next meeting at Wagah on 2 April 2019. This will be preceded by a meeting of the technical experts on 19 March 2019 at the proposed zero points to finalize the alignment.