Indo- Pak talks: Sushma- Sartaj meet on sidelines of SAARC summit, Pathankot among issues discussed

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Pokhara on Thursday. Aziz is currently the advisor of Pakistan PM on foreign policy matters.

Aziz gave the SAARC summit invitation for PM Modi to Sushma Swaraj, slated to be held later in the year at Pakistan. After the meeting, both sides expressed satisfaction with the dialogue. Swaraj confirmed that the Pathankot terror attack, which had temporarily stalled bilateral talks between the two countries, was discussed. Swaraj also said that the Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan to probe the Pathankot attack will arrive in India on March 27.
EAM Swaraj meets Pak Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz in Pokhara, latter hands over #SAARC invitation for PM Modi
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Aziz said that the meeting was held in a positive atmosphere and expressed hope that PMs of both countries will be meeting in the US on the sidelines of the nuclear summit. Swaraj also echoed similar sentiments saying,
Some issues of concern between India & Pak were decided upon in a very cooperative and positive manner: EAM Sushma Swaraj in Pokhara
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She said that atmosphere at this year’s meeting was different from previous ones.
Looking at the way #Pathankot issue has been handled & cooperation on this subject, we’re hopeful of good results: Sartaj Aziz in Pokhara
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Aziz said that they also discussed their differences with each other.