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Pak, India foreign secretaries to meet soon: Pak FO

Pak, India foreign secretaries to meet soon Pak FOForeign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet soon to determine the process of dialogue between the two countries, the Foreign Office said here today.

A meeting between foreign secretaries of the two countries was agreed when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited India in May to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said in her weekly briefing.

“They (Sharif and Modi) directed the two Foreign Secretaries to meet and look at how the process of dialogue is to be taken forward. That meeting would take place in not very distant future, though I cannot give you the exact date. That meeting would give indication where this process is headed. So we won’t like to pass a judgment right now,” she said.

During their bilateral meeting, Modi and Sharif had agreed that the Foreign Secretaries would remain in touch and explore how to move forward.

The idea of foreign secretaries meeting to take forward ties has been reintroduced by the two countries after nearly two years.

India and Pakistan have been, for the past two years, talking about meetings between their Director Generals of Military Operations in view of the spate of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control.