ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday said it was satisfied with the outcome of meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Russia but lasting peace could not be achieved in the region unless and until the core issue of Kashmir was settled. There were two tangible outcomes of the meeting between President Zardari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. One is the agreement to resume the dialogue process at Foreign Secretary level and the other is the consensus between the two leaders to meet in Egypt on the sidelines of NAM summit next month, said the Foreign Office spokesman, Abdul Basit while addressing his weekly press briefing. The outcome of the meeting was satisfactory as the two Foreign Secretaries will meet in the future. We hope they will be able to look at all issues between the two countries, he said. He said Kashmir remained a core issue that needed to be settled for lasting peace between India and Pakistan and in South Asia, emphasising the need for a just settlement in accordance with aspirations of the Kashmiri people. He said that following the meeting between Pakistani and Indian leadership Pakistan wanted result-oriented dialogue with the nuclear neighbour to resolve all issues including Kashmir. He said, Pakistan seriously wants to resume dialogue process with India to resolve the disputes between the two countries through negotiations. He also dispelled the impression being created by Indian media that Pakistan was begging for the meeting between President Zardari and Prime Minister Manhohan Singh. He said as a responsible state, Pakistan had always made efforts for the resumption of dialogue process with sincerity. Pakistan has suffered the most from extremism and terrorism and in last one year there have been 22 terrorist attacks at different places in Pakistan claiming 300 lives, he said. To a question on the issue of signing Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), he said Pakistans position on the vital issue remained unchanged and it was not considering signing the treaty. Pakistan, however, does support Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as it backs the nuclear non-proliferation efforts, he added. When asked about possible shifting of Pakistani troops from Indian border to the Western frontier, Basit said it was incorrect that troops have been withdrawn from the Eastern border for deployment on the Western border. On Pakistani family arrested in Saudi Arabia on the charges of drugs smuggling, Basit said the Foreign Ministry was making sincere efforts and engaged with the Saudi embassy in Islamabad and through its missions in Riyadh and Jeddah with the Saudi government with a request to hold the prosecution in abeyance so that the real culprits could be arrested. To a query, he said Pakistan had a committed position on Palestine issue that it should be resolved in accordance with the resolutions of United Nations and with Jerusalem with its capital and the Palestinian refugees should be given the right to return. Answering another question, he said the member states of Friends of Democratic Pakistan had assured Pakistan to provide full assistance and cooperation to the projects for the betterment of people in Pakistan. Earlier, in opening statement, the spokesman said Pakistans accession to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism demonstrated the countrys abiding commitment to eliminate the scourge of terrorism. On Wednesday, the government of Pakistan acceded to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism. With the accession to this Convention, Pakistan is now a Party to 11 international conventions against terrorism. This demonstrates our abiding commitment to eliminate the scourge of terrorism, he said. The UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism on 15 December 1997. He said the Convention required parties to take steps to prevent and counteract the financing of terrorism. Presently, 167 States were party to that Convention, he added.