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India, Pakistan Focusing On Economic Cooperation

4 October 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Indian and Pakistani officials are reported focusing on ways to promote economic cooperation between their countries during the continuing visit of Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh to Islamabad.

The two sides are reported ready to revive a joint commission for promoting economic and other contacts in the latest step of their peace process that was launched in January 2004.

On 3 October in Islamabad, the Indian and Pakistani sides signed a deal requiring the two countries to notify each other of plans for ballistic-missile tests.

The peace process is aimed at eventually settling the main dispute between the neighbors, over the Kashmir territory, but there has been no word of any imminent breakthrough on that problem.