ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said on Thursday it would ink the agreement on civil nuclear cooperation with France by December this year when French President Nicolas Sarkozi would visit the country. In reply to a question at his weekly press briefing here, the Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said the Pakistan-France talks on the framework agreement for civil nuclear cooperation would begin next month and hopefully conclude by the end of the year. The agreement would be signed on the occasion of French Presidents visit to Pakistan later this year, he added. To another query, he said Pakistan was concerned over US military surge in Afghanistan as it could increase infiltration of militants and extremists into Pakistan from the Afghan side. Pakistan is not comfortable with the term 'Af-Pak and has conveyed its concerns to the United States on this issue and that of drone attacks, he said. He said the visit of the US Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke was aimed at assessing the situation with regard to IDPs. He said, Pakistan also wants to highlight this issue and it was on this occasion that the US announced additional assistance of 200 million dollars for the purpose. He said that Islamic countries especially Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt were also providing assistance to meet the challenge of IDPs. Responding to a question about India linking resumption of the composite dialogue to Pakistan taking action against the perpetrators of last years Mumbai attacks, Basit said that attaching any pre-conditions to the resumption of parleys would be untenable. He said a fair and just solution to the long-standing issue of Kashmir was essential for lasting peace in the region. He also ruled out any compromise on Pakistans principled stand on Kashmir issue. He said, Without a dialogue, we cant understand each other and get on with. To another question he said, There is realisation in Washington that Jammu and Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved. Pakistan is working with the United States to see how best this objective can be attained. He told a questioner that Pakistan was concerned over continued atrocities in Occupied Kashmir . The OIC Contact Group, in its meeting recently, also condemned these atrocities, he said. He expressed hope that India would pay heed to the strong voices being raised in that regard. He said Pakistans High Commissioner to New Delhi had a meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary on Wednesday and Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad was having a meeting with Pakistan Foreign Secretary later on Thursday. The two countries were using diplomatic channels to see how the dialogue process could be resumed, he said. To a question about Conference on Disarmament held recently in Geneva, the Spokesman said Pakistan was committed to general and complete disarmament. He said Pakistan would definitely participate in carrying forward the work programme of the conference for the year because Pakistan firmly believed that for international peace and security, asymmetry in nuclear and conventional fields that existed at regional and sub-regional level needed to be removed. Pakistan would continue to act with responsibility and avoid arms race but would not be oblivious to the imperatives of maintaining a credible nuclear deterrence, he said. He said President Asif Ali Zardari would represent Pakistan at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisations to be held in Moscow in the middle of this month. On the sidelines of the conference, he would also have exchange of views with his Russian counterpart, he said. The President would also be attending the Pak-EU summit in Brussels on 17th of this month, he said. He hoped that the summit would help Pakistan get more access to the markets of the European Union. About visit of President Obama to Saudi Arabia, he hoped that this would help bridge gap between the Muslim world and the West. To another question he said Pakistan had excellent relations with China and Iran and bilateral mechanisms with these countries existed to address all issues including ways to fight terrorism jointly.