September 1, 2007
Singapore Hosts Conference on Kasmir
The City-State of Singapore recently played host to a conference on Kashmir, where experts from Pakistan
and India, besides politicians, academics, journalists and retired diplomats and military officials, exchanged
views on issues affecting not only India and Pakistan, but also the world at large.
The moot on Kashmir was organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), an international organisation
headquartered in Berlin.
The three-day seminar was titled, India-Pakistan: A Peace Process. It brought together eight Indians and an
equal number of Pakistanis, all known in their circles and beyond. Among them were retired army generals and
diplomats, scholars, politicians and senior journalists.
This, in fact, was fifth in a series of annual seminars held by the FES at different locations. The venue of these
seminars are deliberately kept outside India and Pakistan to provide a neutral place and setting for an uninhibited
track-II dialogue. At the Singapore seminar, the focus as usual was on the Kashmir issue. ANI Reports