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Sartaj Aziz to meet Sushma Swaraj on sidelines of SAARC ministerial meet in Nepal

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Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will be meeting India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ministerial meeting in Kathmandu.

Aziz will be meeting other foreign ministers as well on Thursday, where he will extend Sharif’s formal invitation to their respective Heads of State for the 19th SAARC Summit, being hosted by Pakistan in Islamabad this year, confirmed Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its official website.

However, there has been no confirmation that New Delhi and Islamabad will discuss anything on the resumption of composite dialogue.

The meeting comes as a major breakthrough as the two sides have been on extremely strained terms since the Pathankot attack earlier this year which had derailed the Foreign Secretary-level talks in Islamabad in January.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi later this month on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. (ANI)

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