Pakistan, India to discuss Kashmir this month

June 14, 2011 - 9:43 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani Foreign Ministry official says the Indian foreign secretary is to visit Pakistan this month to discuss the disputed area of Kashmir.

It would be the first formal talks between the two countries on Kashmir since India broke off peace negotiations in 2008 after terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people.

The Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday that the exact date of Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao's visit has not been set. She is slated to meet her Pakistani counterpart, Salman Bashir.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because all the details of the trip have not been finalized.

Kashmir is divided between Pakistan and India, and both countries claim it in its entirety.