VI The Indian Prime Minister and the President of Pakistan agreed to consider measures to restore economic and trade relations, communication and cultural exchanges between India and Pakistan and to take steps to implement existing agreements between India and Pakistan. The conference was considered a great success and a declaration was issued to serve as a framework for a lasting peace that Indian and Pakistani forces would resume their positions before the conflict by 25 February 1966;  No nation would interfere in the internal affairs of the other; economic and diplomatic relations would be restored; there would be an orderly transfer of prisoners of war and the two leaders would work to improve bilateral relations.  The agreement was negotiated by Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin, who had invited the parties to Tashkent. The parties agreed to remove all armed forces from positions that were occupied before August 5, 1965; Renewing diplomatic relations; and to discuss economic, refugee and other issues. The agreement was criticized in India because it contained no war pact or renouncement of guerrilla aggression in Kashmir. Tashkent Agreement (January 10, 1966), signed by Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri (died the next day) and Pakistani President Ayub Khan, which ended 17 days of war between Pakistan and India from August to September 1965. The UN Security Council concluded a ceasefire on 22 September 1965. The Tashkent Declaration was a peace agreement between India and Pakistan, signed on 10 January 1966, which resolved the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war. Peace was achieved on 23 September by the intervention of the external powers that pushed the two nations to the truce, lest the conflict intensify and attract other powers.   The meeting took place from 4 to 10 January 1966 in Tashkent, in the Soviet Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan (now Uzbekistan), in order to create a more sustainable colony.  In accordance with Tashkent`s statement, discussions took place at ministerial level on 1 and 2 March 1966. Despite the fact that these talks were unproductive, diplomatic exchanges continued in the spring and summer.
The results of these discussions were not obtained due to differences of opinion on the Kashmir issue. The news of Tashkent`s statement shocked the people of Pakistan, who expected India to make more concessions than they got.