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Nawaz disappointed with India over suspension of bilateral talks

KHATMANDU: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that he was disappointed with India’s one-sided decision to suspend foreign secretary level talks, ARY News reported.

During a brief press talk upon his arrival at Khatmandu airport, the Pakistan PM said that the he was disappointed with India’s decision of suspending the foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan.

He also said that the question as to when these negotiations will resume should be asked to India.

PM Sharif reached Khatmandu in the afternoon on Tuesday to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, where he is also expected to meet the Indian PM Modi, on the sidelines of the conference.

Both Pakistani and Indian officials have hinted that a meeting between the Pakistan-India PMs is likely to take place in Khatmandu during the SAARC Conference.

The heads of both the neighboring states are likely to discuss bilateral ties including the longstanding Kashmir Issue.

Earlier during the weekly media briefing, the Spokesperson of the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) had said that it is too early to establish that the Nawaz-Modi meeting will take place in Nepal or not.

On the other hand, Spokesperson for the Indian Foreign Ministry had confirmed that Pakistan has not made a request for the meeting, whereas for advancing on Kashmir Issue both the countries have either the Shimla Pact or the Elaan e Lahore.

Pakistan has always been firm on its stance that resolution of Kashmir Issue is utmost necessary for the sake of durable peace in the region.

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