Mufti Sayeed Hopeful of Successful NSA-Level Talks

Published: 20th August 2015 05:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2015 05:56 PM   |  A+A-

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed | File Photo


SRINAGAR: Ahead of the crucial NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today hoped that the two national security advisors would find a way to end hostilities along the border.

"There is tension along the borders in the state... people are fleeing because of shelling. I hope the NSA-level meeting evolves a strategy to stop all this," Sayeed told reporters at Kaman Post along the LoC in Uri sector.

Sayeed, who was accompanied by deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, said he prayed for the success of talks between NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Sartaz Aziz, "I pray for success of the NSA-level talks between Ajit Doval and Sartaj Aziz. The focus should be on these talks and I welcome (it)," he said.

Singh said he wanted to convey the message of peace to Pakistan from 'Aman Setu' (Kaman Post) along the LoC.

"We want to convey a message of peace to our neighbour. They should stop these killings (along the LoC)," he said.

The two NSAs are scheduled to meet in New Delhi for talks on terrorism-related issues for the first time on August 23, as decided in a meeting between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif last month in Ufa in Russia.

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