Pak foreign secy to meet Jaishankar at 'Heart of Asia' conference in Delhi; peace talks on the agenda
After a period of uncertainty, India and Pakistan are to hold talks again when their foreign secretaries meet in New Delhi.
New Delhi: After a period of uncertainty, India and Pakistan are to hold talks again when their foreign secretaries meet in New Delhi on Tuesday on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference.
Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry is arriving in New Delhi to attend the conference and he will meet his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.
He will also have meetings with delegations from other countries, informed sources said.
Chaudhry will take part in the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process Senior Officials meeting convened by India on Tuesday.
The two foreign secretaries will draw up the modalities to resume their Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue.
The 2 January terror attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot that was blamed on Pakistani terrorists stalled the peace talks.
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