Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar may visit Pakistan in March for talks and all issues including Kashmir will be part of the dialogue, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said.
Aziz, while speaking on a Geo news programme, said it was possible that the Indian Foreign Secretary may visit Islamabad next month.
In an ice-breaking move after a six-month hiatus in Indo-Pak ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after which it was announced that Foreign Secretary Jaishankar will visit Islamabad when he will “push bilateral agenda”.
Using cricket diplomacy, Modi had called leaders of four SAARC nations which, along with India, are participating in the cricket World Cup. He conveyed best wishes to their teams.
Aziz said dialogue with India will be held on all issues and Kashmir will be included in the talks agenda.
Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan will be significant given that India had cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks in August last year after Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit held consultations with Kashmiri separatists on the eve of the Indo-Pak talks.