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Sartaj Aziz to visit India for security talks on August 23


Karachi, Aug 13 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign and National Security Affairs Sartaj Aziz has confirmed that he will be visiting India on August 23 for talks with India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

According to the Express Tribune, Aziz said that he has accepted the Indian Government’s invitation to visit New Delhi on August 23 and 24.

The meeting has been scheduled on the basis of an understanding reached between Prime Ministers Sharif and Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit held in Ufa, Russia, in July.

The talks between the national security advisers of Pakistan and India are likely to focus on a range of bilateral issues, including steps to be taken to counter terrorism and extremism in the South Asian region, as also a discussion on the recent violations of the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)

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