Sushma Swaraj To Meet Sartaj Aziz on Sideline of SAARC


New Delhi: In a major development, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be meeting Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ministerial meeting in Kathmandu.

Swaraj and Aziz will be in Pokhara for the meeting on March 16 and 17. Aziz is also likely to extend an invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the SAARC Summit in Islamabad.

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The meeting comes as a major breakthrough as the two sides have been on extremely strained terms since the Pathankot attack earlier this year which had derailed the Foreign Secretary-level talks in Islamabad in January.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi later this month on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington