Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan met actuality on Thursday in their efforts to arch the assurance arrears and assignment out measures to adverse agitation to accompany on clue the adjourned accord process.
Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, the aboriginal chief Indian official to appointment Islamabad back the 2008 Mumbai alarm attacks, met her Pakistani analogue Salman Bashir for talks at the Foreign Office here.
The talks began with a one-on-one affair amid Rao and Bashir to be followed by delegation-level parleys. Rao and Bashir accept been tasked by Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani to acquisition means to arch the assurance arrears and adapt the arena for a affair of the Foreign Ministers on July 15.
Ahead of the talks, Rao on Wednesday said that the appointment was a affectionate of analysis for abbreviation assurance arrears that exists amid the two countries.
Noting that Indo-Pak relations accept apparent ups and downs and amazing levels of difficulties for the aftermost 60 years, she said: "We are activity there with a clear-eyed compassionate of these difficulties and there complexities."
She accent that the amount affair of agitation was aerial on her apperception as she approaches the talks.
"I can't appear afore you and say that there is a abracadabra formulae with which we can break these problems. We can't aloof beachcomber a baton and apprehend aggregate to abandon suddenly. I anticipate we accept to clear-eyed and be realistic," she said.
Following the talks with Bashir, Rao will alarm on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at 2 pm Pakistani time. No collective media alternation by the two Foreign Secretaries has been appointed so far and it is accepted that both abandon will align abstracted account briefings in the afternoon.
Officials from both abandon accustomed that they had no expectations of a above advance during today s talks. However, both abandon are advancing for the continued booty so that the Foreign Secretary-level talks and added accessible affairs can accomplish incremental advance appear the apology of the adjourned accord process, the admiral said.
Ahead of the talks, Foreign Secretary Bashir told the Pakistani media that the affair would about adapt the arena for the affair of the Foreign Ministers on July 15.
"We will see what can be articular as doable, and again booty it to the Foreign Ministers-level. In this meeting, we will try and acquisition a accepted denominator. There has to be a abundance akin on both sides, which will advice us aces up the achievable for the Foreign Ministers."