India, Pakistan hold ‘constructive’ discussions on Kartarpur corridor

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India and Pakistan on Thursday held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalizing the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.

Both sides also held expert-level discussions between the technical experts on the alignment and other details of the proposed corridor.

“The first meeting to discuss the modalities and the draft Agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib using the Kartarpur Corridor was held at Attari, India in a cordial environment’,” Ministry of External Affairs statement said.

“Respecting the sentiments of the people Talks concluded on various aspects and provisions of the operationalisation of #KartarpurCorridor on the occasion of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji,” Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

“It was agreed to hold the next meeting at Wagah on April 2, 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,” the statement added.

The Indian delegation was led by S.C.L. Das, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Pakistan delegation was led by Dr. Mohammad Faisal, DG (SA & SAARC) of Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.