Britain has welcomed an agreement between India and Pakistan to launch a bus service across the military Line-of-Control that divides Kashmir.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw expressed hope that the spirit of cooperation will lead to many more measures that will benefit all in the region.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz released statements hailing the latest move.
The historic agreement was reached during a meeting in Islamabad (Wednesday) between Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Khurshid Kasuri.
The bus service will start on April 7th. It will link the capitals of the Indian and Pakistani portions of Kashmir -- Srinagar and Muzaffarabad. Bus passengers will be given special entry passes to travel across the Line-of-Control.