India and Pakistan have vowed to make "sincere" efforts to find a peaceful solution to the dispute over Kashmir, a potential nuclear flashpoint and cause of two wars between the two neighbors.
Their pledge came in a joint statement issued Tuesday after two days of talks between Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri and his visiting counterpart Natwar Singh. The statement said a peaceful settlement of the issue should be explored in a "sincere, purposeful and forward looking manner."
Mr. Singh also met with President Pervez Musharraf. Earlier, the two foreign ministers held a meeting of a Joint Economic Commission for the first time in 16 years, opening the way to promote trade and economic cooperation.
On Monday, the two sides agreed to give each other advance notice of ballistic missile tests and to set up a hotline between their coast guard agencies.