Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs had on Friday issued a statement, which said that the foreign secretaries of both India and Pakistan will meet next month to discuss over the modalities and schedule of the meetings under the comprehensive bilateral dialogue between the two nations, which follows the meeting of the foreign secretaries.
The decision to revive bilateral talks between the two countries was taken during a recent meeting between the Indian Foreign Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Sources said that Pakistan’s foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz had encouraged Mr Sharif to revive bilateral dialogue with India.
A host of issues ranging from Terrorism to Jammu and Kashmir are slated to be discussed during the comprehensive bilateral dialogue, as agreed by both the nations. Interestingly, India had also agreed to discuss over the issue of Kashmir on Pakistan’s demand.
In return, Pakistan promised to extend its support to the Indian authorities over investigating into the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case.
The recent forward development between the two countries follows a short meeting between the Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi in Paris, on the sidelines of the Climate Summit.
Political analysts of both the countries expects the bilateral dialogue to decrease the tensions at the border, the ToI reported.