Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 14. Officials of India and Pakistan today gave final touches to a bilateral visa agreement with a view to easing travel for the nationals of either country desiring to visit the other. The agreement was discussed at a two-day meeting of the joint working group (JWG) on visa matters held in New Delhi, which concluded this evening.
“The two sides finalised the draft text of the agreement, which will be submitted to the respective governments for obtaining necessary approvals in order to sign the agreement at an early date,’’ a joint statement said.
The meeting was held in pursuance of the decision taken during the India-Pakistan Home/ Interior Secretary level talks held in New Delhi on March 28-29. It was a follow-up on the deliberations held in the first meeting of the JWG in Islamabad on June 2-3.
The meeting commenced with remarks by Anil Goswami, Additional Secretary (Foreigners), Ministry of Home Affairs.
Leader of the Pakistani delegation Nasar Hayat, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Interior, made the opening remarks on behalf of his country.