India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet

June 16th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh By Manish Chand
Yekaterinburg, June 16 (IANS) Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet in the next few weeks and review Islamabad’s actions against terrorism before taking a decision on resuming their “composite dialogue”, it was decided during talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Asif Ali Zardari here Tuesday.

The two leaders agreed to a meeting between their foreign secretaries to discuss the “primary issue” of terrorism and report to them before the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in the Egyptian town of Sharm-al-Sheikh in mid-July, officials said.

Manmohan Singh and Zardari are also expected to meet again on the sidelines of the NAM summit.

During the wide ranging talks between Manmohan Singh and Zardari, India conveyed a clear message that the issue of terrorism will have to be addressed head on before structured dialogue resumes.

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