Indo-Pak Indus Water Treaty talks held in spirit of goodwill, cooperation: World Bank

The talks between Indian and Pakistani officials over the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) took place in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation, the World Bank (WB) has said asserting that the two parties have agreed to reconvene in September for continued discussions over the issue.

“The parties have agreed to continue discussions and reconvene in September in Washington, DC,” the WB said in a brief statement issued at the conclusion of the IWT talks.

The WB said, “The secretary-level discussions between India and Pakistan on the technical issues over the IWT took place this week in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation.” However, it did not provide any other details.

Earlier, in a letter dated July 25, the WB had assured Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna its “continued neutrality and impartiality in helping the parties to find and amicable way forward.”

Posted on: 2017-08-02T13:56:00+05:00