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SAARC: Swaraj, Aziz breakfast together ahead of bilateral talks

SAARC: Swaraj, Aziz breakfast together ahead of bilateral talks

Pokhara: Ahead of their bilateral talks which are slated for today on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ministerial meeting here, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz joined for breakfast and were seen exchanging pleasantries.

Both the leaders were seen sitting next to each other on the breakfast table and talking as other dignitaries and officials joined them.

Later in the day, Swaraj and Aziz will hold official dialogues with each other where the January 2016 Pathankot Air Base terror attack is likely to be raised.

Aziz had told the media earlier that he is ready to discuss anything his Indian counterpart wanted to.

“The meeting is of course to hand over the invitation for the SAARC Summit, but anything that she ( Sushma Swaraj) wants to discuss, we will discuss,” said Aziz.

On being asked about other discussions like the recent Pathankot terror in India’s airbase, Aziz evaded the question.

Aziz, however, said that the Pakistan ‘s special investigation team will soon be visiting India to probe the attack.

Both the Foreign Ministers met last night during a dinner hosted by Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli ahead of a meeting of SAARC foreign ministers. (ANI)