Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries likely to meet in Thimphu next month

Posted By: Hari Krishnan
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New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Roa is likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir in Bhutan's capital Thimphu on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Standing Committee meeting on February 6 and 7.

The External Affairs Ministry spokesman in response to a question on the issue confirmed that Nirupama Rao was likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart in Thimphu on the sidelines of the SAARC Standing Committee meeting at Thimphu on February 6 and 7, 2011.

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who is presently on a two-day visit to Afghanistan,expressing hope that the two foreign Secretaries will clear the ground for a very productive meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers of the two nations, on Friday said India is ready to resolve all outstanding issues with Pakistan through a peaceful dialogue.

He said that India has urged Pakistan to not to allow militant activities from their soil.

"With Pakistan, Prime Minister has repeatedly said that we stand ready to resolve our outstanding issues through a peaceful dialogue. We expect Pakistan to fulfill its repeated assurances given to us at the highest level to not to allow the territory under its control for...terrorism against us," said Krishna. (ANI)

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