ASEAN summit: Khurshid meets Pakistani PM`s Special Advisor

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid met Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif`s Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaz Aziz on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit.

Last Updated: Jul 02, 2013, 09:31 AM IST

Brunei: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday met Special Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit.

Khurshid is here to attend the 11th ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers` Meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan.

After the talks, Sartaz Aziz said he and Khurshid reviewed steps in confidence building measures and composite dialogue that have been going on.

Aziz further expressed hope that Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif, the PMs of India and Pakistan respectively, can meet at the sideline of United Nations General Assembly in September if not earlier.

Commenting on Indo-Pak talks, Aziz said India has shown strong desire to carry relationship further and make it more positive.

This is the first high-level dialogue between India and Pakistan since Nawaz Sharif assumed Pakistan`s Prime Minister`s office.
In June, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s special envoy Satinder Lambah had met Sharif in Pakistan.