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Don't expect much from Indo-Pak talks in January: Sartaj Aziz

December 27, 2015 00:16 IST

Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz today said it would not be fair to expect much from the talks scheduled here next month between the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India.

Speaking to Radio Pakistan's Current Affairs programme about the possibility of peace between Pakistan and India, Aziz said it would not be fair to expect instant resolution of all issues between the two countries.

'And therefore, initially focus would be on reduction of tension and maintenance of calm on the Line of Control to provide relief to the people living across the LoC,' he said.

Aziz said the comprehensive dialogue in January between Pakistan and India will focus on all outstanding issues, including Kashmir.

He said in a meeting between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan in Lahore on Friday it was decided that foreign secretaries of the two countries would meet in mid-January to decide details of dialogue on all issues.

To a question, he said promotion of good relations with all neighbours is the policy of Prime Minister Sharif as this is a pre-requisite to benefit from projects aimed at regional connectivity and resolution of energy crisis.

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