Positive talks with China over border dispute: Khurshid

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said 'positive' talks are on with China over the latest border dispute and hoped that the desired results would be achieved soon.

hidden December 09, 2012 08:57:26 IST
Positive talks with China over border dispute: Khurshid

Farrukhabad (UP): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said "positive" talks are on with China over the latest border dispute and hoped that the desired results would be achieved soon.

"Positive talks are going on over the border dispute with China and we hope that desired results would come from it," Khurshid, who was here in his parliamentary constituency, told media.

He hoped that the new leadership in China will facilitate bilateral talks.

On the doubts being raised about the fate of Sarabjit Singh, who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan, after Ajmal Kasab's execution, he said the two cases are totally different.

Positive talks with China over border dispute Khurshid

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. AFP

"Kasab was a terrorist whom Pakistan was not ready to accept as its citizen and also did not claim his body while we have been accepting Sarabjit as our national right from the beginning," he said.

"Sarabjit is in Pakistani jail for 20 years now and in this way he has already completed the term of life sentence...we had talked to Pakistan on his death sentence following which it has been put on hold," Khurshid said.

PTI

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