Pakistani, Indian Foreign Secretaries to meet in New Delhi on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry will meet his Indian Counterpart S Jaishankar on Tuesday in New Delhi on the sidelines of the senior officials meeting of the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process.


The second edition of Heart of Asia Conference will take place in New Delhi on Tuesday which will be attended by secretary-level and other high-ranking officials from the United States, China, Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and other countries.

The Pakistani delegation headed by the Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry will leave for India on Monday to participate in the Conference.

“Pakistan looks forward to active participation in the forthcoming Senior Officials Meeting of the Heart of Asia process reflecting our commitment to efforts for promoting long term peace and stability in Afghanistan,” the Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement on Monday.

The spokesman said that the Pakistani delegation will also hold bilateral meetings with other leading delegations attending the meeting.

Sources said that Pakistani and Indian Foreign Secretaries will also hold a meeting on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference in which they will likely be discussing the stalled dialogue process between Pakistan and India.

Last Friday, the Spokesperson for Indian External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup told newsmen in New Delhi that stalled Indo-Pak dialogue was not ‘suspended’.

The Pakistan-India foreign secretary-level talks were scheduled in January this year but an unfortunate incident at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot caused the halt. Since then, no high-level talks between the two neighbors have taken place.

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