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There should be conducive environment: MEA on Indo-Pak talks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today made it clear that for talks with to go ahead, there has to be a conducive environment and atmosphere free of terror and free of terrorists receiving support from

The remarks by External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar came in response to a question regarding reports from on possibility of resumption of stalled Indo-Pak talks.

"Our stand remains the same. We have always maintained that for the talks to go ahead there should be a conducive environment and atmosphere. And that environment has to be created which is free of and free of terrorists getting support from Pakistan," he asserted.

and had announced resumption of talks under the comprehensive bilateral dialogue format during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to in December 2015. However, the dialogue hit a roadblock after the Pathankot terror strike by a Pakistan-based terror outfit in 2016.

On a question about SAARC, Kumar said it is one country that needs to create conditions where such talks will have meaning and will be successful.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 17:48 IST