India, Pakistan agree to work together


India and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to work together and decided to resolve all issues and disputes through dialogue.

The agreement was reached during a meeting of Indian Secretary for External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar who held talks with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry here at Foreign Office today. The discussions remained focused on bilateral relations and matters pertaining to SAARC.

Talking to journalists briefly after the meeting, the Indian foreign secretary said that the talks with foreign secretary of Pakistan were held in a constructive and positive atmosphere. He said both the countries agreed to find common ground and decided to narrow their differences.

He said that Pakistan would the next chairman of SAARC and India wants to work together with it to achieve the true potential of SAARC. The Indian foreign secretary in his observations said both Pakistan and India have agreed that ensuring peace and tranquility on the border is vital.

They discussed ways and means to resume the dialogue process between the two countries to move forward for resolution of all outstanding issues. The visit of Indian external affairs secretary is part of his trip to SAARC member countries. Later, the Indian external affairs secretary also held separate meetings with Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.