India - Pak Foreign Secretaries held bilateral talks

April 26, 2016 16:38
India - Pak Foreign Secretaries held bilateral talks

Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan has held bilateral talks focusing on a range of sticky issues including Pathankot terror attack probe, the first such formal meeting between the two top diplomats after talks were deferred in January following the strike by Pakistani terrorists.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry have deliberated on the ways to take forward the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue (CBD) which has been stagnant.

India has raised the issue of listing Masood Azhar, the mastermind behind the Pathankot attack, as an international terrorist at the UN. Jaishankar has conveyed to his Pakistani counterpart that there is a need for early progress in the Pathankot investigation and the 26/11 Mumbai trial. Jaishankar also firmly rebutted Pakistan’s allegations of India’s involvement in Balochistan or other areas.

The Pakistan High Commission said that all outstanding issues including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute were discussed, with the Pak Foreign Secretary maintaining that Kashmir continued to be a core issue.

“The Foreign Secretary (Chaudhry) emphasized (in his meeting with Jaishankar) that Kashmir remains the core issue that requires a just solution, in accordance with UN resolution and wishes of the Kashmiri people,” the statement released by the Pakistan High Commission said.

By Premji

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