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SAARC Yatra: Ceasefire violations to dominate Jaishankar's talks with Pak today

New Delhi: The issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops is likely to top the agenda when India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will meet his counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary today in Islamabad.Jaishankar is also likely

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 03, 2015 12:12 IST ]
saarc yatra ceasefire violations to dominate jaishankar s
saarc yatra ceasefire violations to dominate jaishankar s talks with pak today

New Delhi: The issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops is likely to top the agenda when India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will meet his counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary today in Islamabad.

Jaishankar is also likely to push for better connectivity in the region through a Motor Vehicle Agreement - with or without Pakistan.

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Officials in Pakistan are hopeful that visit by Jaishankar, seven months after India had cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks, will lead to a resumption of the Indo-Pak dialogue.

Jaishankar, who flew in Islamabad from Dhaka today morning, was received by Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan at the airport in Islamabad.

Jaishankar, who started his ‘SAARC Yatra' on Sunday with Bhutan and visited Bangladesh yesterday, will also call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif later before flying out to Afghanistan tomorrow.

India had cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks because the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi held consultations with Kashmiri separatists. However, last month, using cricket diplomacy Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Sharif and also told him about Jaishankar's ‘SAARC Yatra'.

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) -- an economic and geopolitical grouping of eight countries located in South Asia includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka as its members.

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