Indo-Pak FS-level talks held; Jaishankar raises terror issues with Pakistan

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Islamabad, Mar 3: Resuming talks after a hiatus of seven months, India and Pakistan today discussed each other's "concerns and interests" with Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar raising the issue of terror, including the Mumbai attack case, during the meeting with his Pakistani counterpart here.

Jaishankar, who arrived here in the morning as part of his "SAARC yatra", held talks with his counterpart Aizaz Chaudhary during which he conveyed the expectations of the Indian leadership on SAARC and the determination to forge a cooperative relationship with all the neighbours.

Indo-Pak FS-level talks held; India raises terror issues
"My visit provided an opportunity to discuss our bilateral relations. We engaged on each other's concerns and interests in an open manner.

We agreed to work together to find common ground and narrow differences. "I reiterated our known concerns on cross-border terrorism, including on the Mumbai case," said Jaishankar after his talks with Chaudhary.

India has consistently conveyed its concerns over the delay in the trial of the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack which claimed 166 lives.

The two Foreign Secretaries held an hour-long discussion before they broke-off for call-ons by Jaishankar on Pakistan Prime Minister's advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz and PM's Special Assistant Tariq Fatemi.

Jaishankar and Chaudhary resumed their discussions over working lunch which also lasted for over an hour.

PTI

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