Pak-India foreign secretaries to meet today

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao hinted at the beginning of a new era in Pak-India dialogues as the foreign secretaries of Islamabad and New Delhi will meet today on the sidelines of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference here in Bhutan.

Talking to reporters in the capital city of Thimpu, Rao said the meeting with the Pakistani counterpart would be important as there would a discussion on all outstanding issues between the neighbouring countries.

Dialogues were inevitable for the resolution all disputes between Pakistan and India, she stressed.

The dialogues, she said, would be accompanied by ‘open mindedness’ and ‘constructive approach’, added Nirupama Rao.

Meanwhile, Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir hoped that talks would continue in future.

The two foreign secretaries are expected to have a meeting on sidelines of the SAARC Foreign Secretaries and Council of Ministers meeting here on Sunday.

Expert say this is the first time that India shows positive signs for Pakistan which, it can be said, a possible result of successful foreign policy of Islamabad.