Officials from India and Pakistan met Thursday amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal headed the Pakistani delegation. The Indian side was led by S.C.L. Das, a joint secretary in the Home Ministry.
India suggested that initially at least 5,000 pilgrims be allowed to visit the Sikh shrine every day.
Thursday’s meeting was held “in a in a cordial environment” and the two sides agreed to meet again on April 2, according to a joint statement issued after the meeting.
“Both sides held detailed and constructive discussions on various aspects and provisions of the proposed agreement,” it said.
It’s unclear how long the construction of a border corridor would take or when the crossing would actually open.