SRINAGAR: US Diplomats Chad A.Thornberry and Political Advisor to US Embassy Dinesh Dubey have shown interest to look into the travel advisory issued by USA for its citizens on Jammu and Kashmir. The diplomats had called on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s Political Secretary Tanvir Sadiq.
They discussed the socio-economic and political developments in the state. Tanvir during the course of discussion said the State has undergone a very difficult phase and due to efforts of the Government and cooperation of the people, peace and normalcy has become a reality.
Emphasizing the need for taking the peace process further by addressing political issues of the state, Tanvir said that Omar Abdullah has always been a votary of cordial Indo Pak relations.
He referred to the crucial need of engaging Pakistan in the dialogue, saying the beneficiaries of the good relations between New Delhi and Islamabad will be the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Tanvir said the restoration of peace, resolution of the vexed issue and holistic development of the state is a priority of the government.
Tanvir said that the party has been advocating to strengthen the trade across the Line of Control and with the financial transactions.
Strongly advocating relaxing of the travel advisory for the state the Tanvir said, “The United States should consider relaxing the travel advisory for the state keeping in view the peace, progress and security situation in the valley.”
Tanvir further told the United States Diplomats about the steps being taken by the state governments to restore peace and bring political stability in the state.
The US diplomats while showing keen interest in the new initiatives put in place by the Omar-led Government .They assured that all the issues raised with regards to the Travel advisory will be looked into positively.
Britian lifted its travel adivsory on Kashmir’s capital Srinagar only in 2012.