ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Top trade officials from Pakistan and India will open two-day talks on Wednesday (today) to push commercial ties, as the two neighbours seek to build on goodwill from last months successful bout of cricket diplomacy. While no major breakthrough seems likely, on the table would be an Indian offer to export electricity and possibly sell petroleum products to Pakistan, which is faced with an acute energy crisis, officials say. There will not be any dramatic changes, of course, but it can help put things on the right track for further progress, an official familiar with trade negotiations with India, said of the trade talks, their first in nearly three-and-a-half years. There is nothing specific on the agenda. Trade talks are part of a 7-year-old peace process the two sides agreed to resume in February, after the 2008 Mumbai attacks. There will not be any substantive gains but any positive development will help to improve the environment, and that is essential to take up contentious issues like Kashmir, said Hasan Askari Rizvi, a political analyst. After the last round of trade talks held in August 2007, the two sides added some 136 items to their trade basket - which now contains 1,946 goods - before the Mumbai attacks put the process on hold. At that meeting, the two sides set a target of $10 billion by 2010. Today, even that seems unlikely, and pledges to open banks on both sides of the border remain only on paper. But a visit in March by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to watch a cricket World Cup semi-final between their teams raised hopes for further improvement in their ties. We are optimistic. We are meeting after three, four years, and hope to make progress on decisions made in the last meeting, said a senior Commerce Ministry official involved in the negotiations. We will push for a decision on opening bank bran-ches in each other countries. Pakistan would also likely discuss European Union plans to temporarily waive duties on some Pakistani imports to help it recover from last summers floods, which have been frustrated by opposition from India and other members of the World Trade Organisation.