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1st meeting on Kartarpur Corridor "constructive": Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

The first meeting of officials of and to finalise the modalities of the landmark Corridor, held in the shadow of escalating bilateral tensions, was "construcirve" and the discussions were held in a "cordial environment", the said here.

and last year agreed to open a special border crossing linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's - the final resting place of Sikh faith's founder - to in India's district.

The meeting took place in Attari on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border, amidst heightened tensions between and following the Pulwama terror attack by a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed on February 14.

Commenting on the meeting, the of the Pakistani delegation and the of the Dr Mohammad said the deliberations were constructive.

"Pakistan Delegation returns after constructive discussion in a cordial environment," he tweeted.

"First #Pakistan-#India Joint Press Statement after a long time," noted.

Both delegations held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement and agreed to work towards expeditiously operationalising the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, the joint statement said.

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 April 2. This will be preceded by a meeting of the technical experts on March 19 at the proposed zero points to finalise the alignment of the corridor, it said.

Last November, India and Pakistan agreed to set up the border crossing linking Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur to in India's district.

Kartarpur Sahib is located in Pakistan's district across the river Ravi, about four km from the

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:50 IST