LAHORE: Pakistan and India on Thursday held their first meeting to discuss the modalities and draft agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib using the Kartarpur Corridor.
Pakistani delegation led by Director General South Asia and Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Momammad Faisal travelled to India for talks which took place in a cordial environment at Attari.
Speaking to the media upon return, Dr Faisal said the meting took place in a positive environment.
“There are still differences on some issues, but I can’t reveal the details now,” the foreign spokesman said.
He said the Kartarpur Corridor is a visa free corridor .
The spokesman also shared on Twitter the joint statement issued after the meeting.
#Pakistan Kartarpur Delegation returns after construcirve discussion in a cordial environment.
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) March 14, 2019
According to Indian media, both sides 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.
The report 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 2 April 2019.