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India: Pakistan

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of relations between India and Pakistan following events in Mumbai. (243681)

This is a sensitive time for the region, following the Mumbai attacks. It will be important for Pakistan and India to co-operate fully to bring those responsible to justice and ensure that this terrible act does not prevent the dialogue between these two countries moving forward. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister visited New Delhi and Islamabad on 14 December and discussed the issues with Prime Minister Singh and President Zardari. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has also spoken to Foreign Minister Qureshi and External Affairs Minister Mukherjee.