India and Pakistan resume talks

India and Pakistan say they have agreed to resume wide-ranging peace talks frozen after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

India and Pakistan say they have agreed to resume wide-ranging peace talks frozen after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

The decision comes after a year of discussions by top officials from the nuclear-armed rivals about how to rebuild trust between the neighbours.

The two governments announced they would restart the talks in a joint statement issued simultaneously in New Delhi and Islamabad today.

The statement said the talks would focus on counter-terrorism, humanitarian issues, peace and security, the fate of Kashmir – a region claimed by both countries – and other border issues.

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