New Delhi: Foreign Secretaries of India and
Pakistan will hold parleys this month-end to review the status
of bilateral ties and regional situation, the first such
exercise since their last meet in February in Thimphu.
This was conveyed by Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao to
visiting Pakistani journalists who called on her, according to
official spokesperson in the MEA.
"Visiting Pakistani journalists called on Foreign
Secretary. Next India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary-level talks
in late June," Vishnu Prakash tweeted here.
"The meeting will take stock of the progress made by
India and Pakistan during series of parleys held at senior
levels on various issues such as security, water, trade and
commerce," sources said.
However, they said dates have not been fixed for the
meeting between Rao and her Pakistani counterpart.
The two countries had earlier this year agreed to resume
their comprehensive dialogue on all bilateral issues to
resolve all outstanding issues in a constructive and forward-
looking manner, two years after talks had been stalled
between them in the wake of Mumbai terror attacks.
It was decided that meetings at the level of respective
Secretaries will be convened on counter-terrorism (including
progress on Mumbai trial), humanitarian issues, peace and
security, including CBMs, Jammu and Kashmir, promotion of
friendly exchanges, Siachen, economic issues, Wullar
Barrage/Tulbul Navigation Project and Sir Creek (at the level
of Additional Secretaries/Surveyors General).