Pakistan will hold dialogue with India on all issues including the longstanding Kashmir dispute, National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday ahead of the Foreign Secretary-level talks next week.
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar may visit Pakistan in March for talks and all issues including Kashmir will be part of the dialogue, Pakistan Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said.
The US is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reaching out to Pakistan yesterday with his decision to send Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, according to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister's foreign Affairs Advisor.
President Xi Jinping will make his first official visit to Pakistan this year, China's foreign minister said here on Thursday though he did not confirm whether the trip would take place next month on Pakistan's National Day which the Chinese leader is expected to attend.
Pakistan Prime Minister's security advisor Sartaj Aziz has said since Nawaz Sharif's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has taken several negative steps, including the cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks, and the dichotomy in its policy was responsible for tensions between the two countries.
Pakistan has said the Indo-US agreements signed during President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi would spark an arms race in South Asia, days after the US and India reached a nuclear trade breakthrough and agreed to extend defence cooperation for another ten year.
Hours after US President Barack Obama concluded his unprecedented second visit to India, Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz opposed India's bid for membership to the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and a permanent seat in the UN Security
In a stern reply to Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz over the killing of two Pak soldiers in BSF firing, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday dismissed the contentions made by him and asked to adhere to the mechanisms that have been evolved to ensure peace and tranquility on the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LOC).
Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani prime minister`s advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, said Saturday that Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has not been released and that India should also show progress over the trial into the Samjhauta Express blast.
In another off-putting remark coming from Islamabad, Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan expects no breakthrough when it comes to resuming bilateral dialogue with India till Indian PM Narendra Modi remained at the helm of affairs.