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India, Pakistan PMs seek end to Kashmir tension

September 29, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A senior Indian official says the prime ministers of India and Pakistan have agreed they need to stop the recent spate of attacks in the disputed Kashmir region in order for peace talks to advance.

They also both accepted invitations to visit each other's countries, but no dates were set.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif met for just over one hour Sunday at a New York hotel on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

Indian National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon told reporters that Singh and Sharif tasked senior military officers to find a way to shore up a decade-long cease-fire in Kashmir.

Menon called the meeting useful and constructive.

Pakistan officials were due to brief reporters later Sunday.



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