This Article is From Dec 17, 2015

Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries Meet: Venue Yet To Be Decided, No Role for Hurriyat

Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries Meet: Venue Yet To Be Decided, No Role for Hurriyat

The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan are in touch with each other but the date and venue for a meeting are yet to be finalised.

New Delhi: India today said the date and venue for next month's meeting between Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries are yet to be finalised and asserted that all bilateral issues are to be addressed mutually between the two countries.

"Two Foreign Secretaries are in touch with each other but the date and venue are yet to be finalised... All the bilateral issues are to be addressed mutually between India and Pakistan and this was recently reiterated in a joint statement issued after the External Affairs Minister's meeting with the Pakistan Prime Minister and his Foreign Affairs Advisor in Islamabad," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

He was asked if Pakistani delegation again met Hurriyat separatists or the Kashmiri separatist leaders tried to meet them here.

In August, the National Security Advisor (NSA)-level talks were called off after New Delhi had made it clear that the then Pakistan NSA Sartaz Aziz would not be allowed to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders.