Pak-Indian officials to meet in Bhutan: official

Pakistani and Indian officials will meet at a regional conference in Bhutan next month to resume a rapprochement process between the nuclear-armed rivals, an official said Saturday.

The talks are to be held during a meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Bhutan, foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said in a statement.

“The foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet on the margins of the SAARC Standing Committee meeting scheduled to take place in Thimphu on 6-7 February 2011,” the statement said.