Shimla And Lahore Agreement

At the end of this historic summit, India and Pakistan signed the Lahore Declaration, a bilateral agreement and governance treaty that was to be ratified later in the same year by the parliaments of the two nations. As stated in the Simla Agreement 27 years earlier, the Lahore Declaration reaffirmed, inter alia, the need for a bilateral resolution of the Kashmir issue. While in Kashmir, only the „maintenance of the line of control“ was the spokesman, a clause was added at India`s request that the two countries would only settle their differences by „peaceful means through bilateral negotiations or other mutually agreed peaceful means,“ Guha writes. This theoretically excludes third-party mediation in Kashmir. They recalled the results of previous work, as recalled in the joint statements of 6 January 2004, 24 September 2004, 18 April 2005 and 14 April 2005.