India-Pakistan Indus water talks conclude

India-Pakistan Indus water talks conclude

New Delhi: The 118th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission comprising of Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan concluded on Tuesday.
“The meeting was held in a cordial manner. The Commission appreciated the commitment of the two sides to interact frequently and resolve issues through bilateral discussions under the Indus Water Treaty,” the MEA said.
It was agreed to hold the next meeting of the PIC in Pakistan on mutually convenient dates, the MEA added.
The Indian delegation was led by AK Pal, the Indian Commissioner for Indus Waters and the visiting Pakistan delegation was led by Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah, the Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Waters.
The External Affairs Ministry said that annual report of the Permanent Indus Commission for the year ending on March 31 was finalised and signed during the meeting.
A five member Pakistani delegation arrived in India via the Attari Wagah border on Sunday to hold talks under the Indus Water Commission.
The Pakistani commissioner was reported as saying that they will hold talks with India on “sharing flood data besides also raising objections on three water reservoir projects on the River Chenab.”
This was the second Pakistani delegation to visit India in the last few weeks. Earlier this month a Pakistani delegation visited Delhi for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) regional anti-terror structure (RATS) meet.
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