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Joint Press Release, India-Pakistan Secretary level talks on Baglihar Hydroelectric Project

June 22, 2004

Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan on the Baglihar Hydroelectric Project were held at New Delhi on June 22, 2004. The Pakistan delegation was led by Mr. Ashfaq Mahmood, Secretary (Water & Power) and the Indian delegation was led by Shri V.K. Duggal, Secretary (Water Resources).

Prior to the meeting, the Pakistan delegation called on Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi, Hon'ble Minister of Water Resources, on June 21, 2004.

The talks were held in a very cordial & friendly atmosphere and in the spirit of goodwill & cooperation.

The two Secretaries discussed ways and means to resolve technical concerns relating to the Project and shared their assessments on this issue. They will now report back to their respective Governments.

New Delhi


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