In January, the two countries agreed on the joint declaration of Pakistan and India on 6 January. The new agreement is important in that it builds on the roadmap of the Lahore Declaration for a Peaceful Solution to Kashmir and gives Pakistan`s public commitment to prevent «any area threatened by its control» from committing «terrorism against India». The Lahore Declaration was a bilateral agreement and a government agreement between India and Pakistan. The treaty was signed on 21 February 1999, at the end of a historic summit in Lahore, and ratified the same year by the parliaments of both countries.  If necessary, the technical details of the above measures will be developed by experts from both sides at meetings to be held on mutually agreed dates by mid-1999, with a view to reaching bilateral agreements. The Lahore Declaration is a remarkable treaty under the 1988 NNAA Treaty and the 1972 Shimla Treaty.  Following the signing of the agreement by the two prime ministers, Pakistan`s Foreign Ministers, Shamshad Ahmad and India`s K. Raghunath, signed a joint action on 21 February 1999 to promote an environment of peace and security between the two countries.  The agreement confirmed the ongoing commitment of their respective governments to the principles and objectives of the UN Charter.
 In 2001, the dialogue process appeared to be slowly reviving. At the Agra (India) summit in August 2001, the parties did not mention the «Lahore Process» but discussed some of the issues that play an important role in this process. India said it would implement the unilateral confidence-building (CBM) measures announced on the eve of the summit on trade, visas, educational exchanges and security. Both sides discussed measures to reduce nuclear risk, cooperation to end drug trafficking and other cross-border issues, and trade relations. However, the parties were unable to agree on a joint statement due to differences of opinion on the Kashmir issue. In October, after a two-day meeting, the two countries issued the joint statement of Pakistan and India on 4 October. They recalled the results of previous discussions, which were expressed in the joint statements of 6 January 2004, 24 September 2004, 18 April 2005 and 14 September 2005. Ministers reiterated that options for a peaceful negotiated settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir issue should be considered in a sincere, focused and forward-looking manner, in order to decide not to obstruct the peace process through terrorism. The two sides agreed on further details on bus routes between New Delhi and Lahore and on issues of the return of prisoners. The two ministers welcomed the signing of an agreement on the prior notification of ballistic missile tests and a Memorandum of Understanding (Memorandum of Understanding) establishing a communication link between the Pakistan Maritime Supervisory Authority and the Indian Coast Guard. In 1998, the foreign ministries of both countries launched a peace process to ease tensions in the region.
On 23 September 1998, the two governments signed an agreement on the recognition of the principle of the establishment of an environment of peace and security and the resolution of all bilateral conflicts, which became the basis of the Lahore Declaration.  On 11 February 1999, the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the first bus link between the two countries. , including Jammu and Kashmir, is essential to this purpose; From 25 to 26 November, India and Pakistan held the fifth round of discussions at the level of the interior and interior ministers as part of a dialogue agreement.