January 10. Session Hall of Government House of the Uzbek Republic. Seven days of negotiations?
January 10. Session Hall of Government House of the Uzbek Republic. Seven days of negotiations ended with the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.
At numerous conversations between the leaders of the two sides, face to face, and at meetings between members of the delegations, this important document was drawn up, a document which demanded great self restraint, hard work, and, most important of all, a desire on both sides to resolve differences by peaceful means.
With the consent of President of Pakistan, Ayub Khan and Prime Minister Shastri, Alexei Nikolaevieh Kosygin opens the concluding session of the Tashkent Meeting. Two authentic copies of the Declaration are signed by Lal Bahadur Shastri and Mohammed Ayub Khan. The declaration has been adopted.
Alexei Nikolaevieh Kosygin, amid loud applause, warmly greets the President of Pakistan and Prime Minister of India on the successful consummation of the work done and signing of the Declaration.
The Tashkent Declaration is a most important political document. It marks a new stage in the development of relations between India and Pakistan.