ISLAMABAD For the people of Pakistan and India looking for peace in the region, disappointment awaits them in the context of the bilateral dialogue and the secretary-level talks. There is little hope of success for these talks as India has once again refused to talk on the core issue of Kashmir. Pakistan on Friday made it clear that it was not possible to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the region unless the issue of Kashmir is solved between the two nuclear armed neighbours. However, Foreign Office confirmed on Friday that Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir will be undertaking a visit to New Delhi for a meeting with the Indian Foreign Secretary which has been scheduled on 25 February 2010. The proposed foreign secretary level talks will see India and Pakistan resume deliberations after a hiatus of 14 months after the Mumbai terror attack. The decision to hold talks in the greater interest of people of the region, was taken at a meeting held at the prime ministers house in Islamabad Friday morning. According to a statement issued from PM house Friday afternoon, the PM confirmed Pakistans participation, saying various issues, including the burning issue of Kashmir and the water dispute, would come up for discussions during the meeting. According to sources close to Prime Minister Gilani, after the meeting ended, he spoke highly of Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and was optimistic that he would surely play his role while utilising his capabilities, to make the negotiations fruitful. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Chairman of Kashmir Committee Maulana Fazlur Rehman were also present at the meeting. Meanwhile , Salman is said to have assured the higher government authorities that he will leave no stone unturned to make the talks result oriented. We will go to Delhi with an open mind and steer the discussions towards a positive direction, said Bashir, who will lead the Pakistani delegation at the talks. He said the discussions would cover all issues between both countries. It is relevant to mention here that India and Pakistan resumed dialogue over Kashmir as well as a broad range of other issues, including economic cooperation and water disputes six years back in 2004. Although the process could not yield desired results, however, it helped develop a better understanding between the two nuclear armed countries. It is pertinent to mention here that both Ms. Rao and Mr. Bashir had earlier met in New York in September last year where they developed a ground to further bring the two arch-rivals close to each other. It is believed that Salman Bashir, soon after becoming Foreign Secretary , involved himself personally to pave the way leading to bilateral talks between the two nuclear armed neighbours. First high level interaction between the two sides after Mumbai terror attack took place last year on 26 February in Colombo when Salman Bashir and Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon held in-depth talks on bilateral relations on the sidelines of the meeting of Saarc Council of Ministers. Interestingly, Shahid Malik, Pakistan High Commissioner to India was also present in the meeting. According to details available with this correspondent, Salman, at that time, stressed on the need to resume Composite Dialogue while Menon promised to convey to his government regarding Salmans proposal. Salman Bashir once again held a detailed meeting with his Indian counterpart in September last year in New York. This time he held talks with Nirupama Rao and the same meeting played an important role in bringing the two countries close to each other.