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Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue: Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries to meet next month

Within days of deciding to start a Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue, India and Pakistan are moving fast on resuming talks on a full scale as soon as possible.

By Deepak Nagpal | Updated: Dec 11, 2015, 18:01 PM IST
Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue: Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries to meet next month
Sushma Swaraj met Nawaz Sharif earlier this week

Islamabad: Within days of deciding to start a Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue, India and Pakistan are moving fast on resuming talks on a full scale as soon as possible.

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday announced that the Foreign Secretaries of both countries will meet next month to work out the details of the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue.

“The Foreign Secretaries will also decide the modalities and schedule of the meetings under the Dialogue,” the Pakistani ministry said.

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It was not clear where the meeting will take place.

On Tuesday, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had travelled to Pakistan for a multinational conference and on the sidelines, she met Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz.

The two separate meetings resulted in a breakthrough and India and Pakistan decided to resume high-level bilateral talks – earlier called Composite Dialogue or Resumed Dialogue.

Just two days before that announcement, the National Security Advisers of the two countries had met in a secret meeting in Bangkok where the ice was was broken and Indo-Pak talks were put back on track.

The upcoming comprehensive talks will include all issues, include terrorism and Jammu and Kashmir.