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 aboard the first bus link between the two countries. 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.  From 25 to 26 November, India and Pakistan held the fifth round of talks at the Minister of the Interior and Interior as part of a composite dialogue agreement. States issued a joint statement on terrorism and drug trafficking condemning terrorism “in all its forms and manifestations” and agreeing to “make prisoners and fishermen… as a gesture of goodwill and on human considerations. The Shimla Agreement was ratified by both India and Pakistan as part of their respective constitutional procedures. The agreement is the result of the two countries` determination to “end the conflict and confrontation that have so far weighed on their relations.” He designed the steps to be taken to further normalize mutual relations and also defined the principles that should govern their future relations.
   (iii) Withdrawals begin with the implementation of this agreement and are concluded within 30 days.  The Lahore Declaration is a remarkable contract 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 peace and security agreement between the two countries on 21 February 1999.  The agreement confirmed the ongoing commitment of their respective governments to the principles and objectives of the UN Charter.  This is not the only thing that India and Pakistan reaffirmed in the 1999 Lahore Declaration of their condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and its determination to combat it. He also mentioned that both countries promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms. As part of the declaration, New Delhi and Islamabad reached a mutual understanding of sharing a vision of peace and stability between countries and the progress and prosperity of their compatriots.
In addition to the withdrawal of troops and the return of prisoners from the 1971 war, the Simla Agreement was a model for India and Pakistan to maintain friendly and neighbourhood relations. As part of the agreement, the two warring countries promised to renounce conflicts and confrontations and strive for peace, friendship and cooperation. The Delhi Agreement on the Return of War and Civilian Internees is a tripartite agreement between these states, signed on 28 August 1973.