New Delhi (Agencies): Unveiling the road-map for comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan, India on Thursday announced that the Home Secretaries of the two countries will hold talks on ‘all issues’ including counter-terrorism, including progress on 26/11 trial in Rawalpindi court, ahead of Foreign Minister S M Qureshi's visit here by July.

In a statement 'Agreed Outcome of India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary-level talks in Thimphu', Ministry of External Affairs said Secretary-level talks on the issues of counter-terrorism (including progress on Mumbai trial); humanitarian issues; peace and security, including CBMs; Jammu and Kashmir; promotion of friendly exchanges; Siachen and economic issues will be held in the next few months.

"The Foreign Minister of Pakistan will visit India by July 2011 to review progress in the dialogue process with his counterpart. This will be preceded by a meeting of the two Foreign Secretaries," MEA said.

"They have agreed that prior to the visit of the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, meetings at the level of respective Secretaries will be convened on counter-terrorism (including progress on Mumbai trial); humanitarian issues; peace and security, including CBMs; Jammu and Kashmir; promotion of friendly exchanges; Siachen; economic issues; Wullar Barrage/
Tulbul Navigation Project; and Sir Creek (at the level of Additional Secretaries/Surveyors General)," it said.

Discussions on issues such as Wullar barrage or Tulbul navigation project and Sir Creek will be at the level of Additional Secretaries or Surveyors General.

List of issues mentioned in the statement are same as in the Composite Dialogue that was halted by India after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

The ministry said, "the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan met in Thimphu on February 6, 2011 to carry forward this process. They briefed their respective Governments."

The agreed statement was issued simultaneously both in New Delhi and Islamabad on Thursday.

In pursuance of the mandate given by the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan, following their meeting in Thimphu in April 2010, the two Foreign Ministers had met in Islamabad in
July 2010 to review the current state of the bilateral relationship and discuss steps to  promote trust and confidence between the two countries, it said.

After the meeting of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and her counterpart Salman Bashir last Sunday, India and Pakistan have agreed to resume dialogue on all issues following the
spirit of the Thimphu meeting between the two Prime Ministers.

Resumption "very pragmatic": Rao

India said the decision for resumption of dialogue with Pakistan was "very
pragmatic", noting that keeping this process in "abeyance" has not given returns for either of the two countries.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said that India and Pakistan must hold dialogue which is "serious, sustained and comprehensive."

"We have held it both sides in abeyance for far too long and I don't think it has created returns for either of us. I think this is a very pragmatic decision, a very well thought
out decision," Rao told a TV channel shortly after a statement was issued simultaneously in New Delhi and Islamabad on the decision to resume bilateral dialogue on "all issues".

Rao also said that terrorism and counter terrorism is of core concern for India.

Asked whether she was more optimistic on Indo-Pak talks today than six months back, Rao said she is "cautiously optimistic."