Sushma to meet Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in New York

Sushma to meet Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in New York

News

  1. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York.

Important Facts

  1. India accepted Pakistan’s proposal for talks between the Foreign Ministers on the sidelines of the ongoing annual UN General Assembly session in New York.
  2. India has made it clear that the talk was not the resumption of India Pakistan Dialogue.
  3. The Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue remains stalled since the January 2016 terror strike on the Pathankot airbase.
  4. Despite agreeing to the talks India maintained that talk and terror could not go together.
  5. Details of the proposed meeting including the topics that are to be discussed are being worked out.
  6. The issue of Pakistan facilitating visits by Indian pilgrims to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara is expected to feature at the meeting.
  7. Pakistan also wants to discuss the holding of the postponed SAARC summit in Islamabad at the meeting.
  8. However India has reiterated that atmosphere in the region is not conducive for the SAARC summit to take place as the region is still engulfed in terrorism.
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