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Aziz to meet Swaraj on sidelines of SAARC Inter-Summit Ministerial Meeting

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz will hold a meeting with his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of SAARC Inter-Summit Ministerial Meeting to be held in Nepal this month, according to a Foreign Office (FO) statement.

“The SAARC Inter-Summit Ministerial Meeting is being held in Pokhara, Nepal from March 14 to 17,” said the FO. “The Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz will lead the Pakistan delegation to the meeting.”

The ministerial meeting will be preceded by SAARC Standing Committee Meeting comprising the foreign secretaries of the member states. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry will represent Pakistan in the standing committee meeting on March 16.

On the sidelines of SAARC Inter-Summit Ministerial Meeting, Sartaj Aziz will hold bilateral meetings with all his counterparts from the SAARC member states i.e. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

He will present formal invitation letters from the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif to the heads of state/government of SAARC member states for the 19th SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad this year.

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