- The Foreign Secretaries of Pakistan and India met in Islamabad on February 18, 2004.
- They reviewed and endorsed the agreement worked out at the Director General/Joint Secretary level meetings on February 16-17 on the modalities and timeframe for discussions on all subjects on the agenda of the Composite Dialogue.
- Both sides agreed that they would approach the composite dialogue with the sincere desire to discuss and arrive at a peaceful settlement of all bilateral issues, including Jammu & Kashmir, to the satisfaction of both sides. They reiterated their commitment to promote progress towards the common objective of peace, security and economic development for their peoples and for future generations.
- They agreed to the following schedule of meetings:
- Foreign Secretaries would meet in May/June 2004 for talks on Peace and Security including CBMs; and Jammu & Kashmir.
- Talks on Siachen; Wullar Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project; Sir Creek; Terrorism and Drug Trafficking; Economic and Commercial Cooperation; and Promotion of Friendly Exchanges in Various Fields would be held at the already agreed levels, in July 2004.
- The following technical level meetings would be held earlier:
- Meeting between Director General Pakistan Rangers and Inspector General Border Security Force in March / April 2004;
- Expert level talks on Nuclear CBMs in the latter half of May 2004;
- Committee on Drug Trafficking and Smuggling in June 2004.
- They reviewed the existing links between the Directors General Military Operations of Pakistan and India and agreed to consider further strengthening these contacts.
- The Foreign Minister of Pakistan and the External Affairs Minister of India would meet in August 2004 to review overall progress. This would be preceded by a one day meeting of the Foreign Secretaries.
February 18, 2004 Source