Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: Pranab
8 November 2008
The Hindustan Times
: Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan which has to be sorted out between the two countries, External Affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee said in Kolkata on Saturday. 'Essentially it has been stated that it is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan,' Mukherjee said when asked to comment on US President-elect Barack Obama's desire to appoint former US president Bill Clinton as a special envoy on Kashmir. The problem has to be resolved under the Shimla agreement and subsequently the Lahore agreement, besides the series of discussions which had taken place within the framework of the composite dialogue, he told reporters on the sidelines of the curtain raiser for the BIMSTEC summit 2008 in Kolkata. On the issue of Obama discouraging outsourcing by US companies, Mukherjee said it was the internal economic matter of that country and would comment on it when needed.