Just days after India cancelled a Foreign Secretary-level meeting with Pakistan, Islamabad`s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Wednesday stressed that his country was in favour of peace in the region.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cleared the appointment of career diplomat Aizaz Chaudhry, one of the key officials who handled the fallout of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, as Pakistan`s new Foreign Secretary.
Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will travel to the US next month for consultations on key bilateral and regional issues including Afghanistan amidst India`s support for Afghan proposal of 15,000 foreign troops staying after 2014.
Speculations over who will be the country’s next Foreign Secretary finally comes to an end with Prime Minister Office’s giving its nod for the appointment of India`s Ambassador to Germany, Sujata Singh for the top job.
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has discussed the current situation in Bangladesh including the forthcoming elections with the country`s visiting Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, at the UN headquarters in New York.
India is likely to take up the issue
of attacks on its fishermen from Tamil Nadu allegedly by the
Sri Lankan Navy during visiting Foreign Secretary Ranjan
Mathai`s crucial talks with the top leadership here.