Indian foreign secretary to arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday

Jaishankar’s visit to Islamabad is part of his trip to SAARC member states but all issues expected to be discussed


Web Desk March 02, 2015
Indian foreign secretary, S. Jaishankar. PHOTO: INDIAN EMBASSY

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India are set to resume dialogue on Tuesday when the Indian Foreign Secretary Subramanyam Jaishankar arrives in Islamabad on a two-day visit, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday.

At the top of the agenda for Pakistan in the talks will be matters relating to Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Siachin, water issues, confidence building measures, people to people contacts and trade.

Read: Breaking the deadlock: Pakistan to offer India new CBMs

According to a Foreign Office official, Jaishankar’s visit to Islamabad is part of his trip to member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), but all the issues between the two countries are expected to come under discussion.

Besides holding formal talks with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, the Jaishankar is also expected to meet Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi.

He is likely to call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as well.

Read: Dialogue between Pakistan-India to help reduce tension on LoC: Sartaj

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