Sartaj Aziz to visit India for talks on August 23

Source: Published in Foreign Affairs on Thursday, August 13, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz will visit New Delhi for security talks on August 23, he said on Thursday, in the rivals' first attempt in months to restart talks.

“I can confirm that I will be going to India on August 23,” Sartaj Aziz told a news conference.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi had, in their meeting at Ufa (Russia), agreed that a meeting of the National Security Advisers (NSAs) would be convened to “discuss all issues connected to terrorism”.

Since the meeting, however, a series of militant attacks and border skirmishes have poisoned the atmosphere.

Earlier during the month New Delhi had proposed a meeting of NSAs on Aug 23 for discussing the terrorist threat faced by India and Pakistan.

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