India, Pak Foreign Secretaries meet; discuss terrorism

India, Pak Foreign Secretaries meet; discuss terrorism

 
Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and his Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir held talks last night for 90 minutes during which they discussed at length issues like terrorism, the sources said, adding that they will be meeting again on Wednesday.

Sources said there is a possibility of a joint statement or a media interaction by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani after their meeting here on Thursday.

The sources said the joint media appearance by Singh and Gilani may take place after they hear from their Foreign Secretaries.

Menon, arriving here from Paris accompanying the Prime Minister who was the Chief Guest at the French National Day, is understood to have reviewed with Bashir Islamabad's actions to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai attacks to justice and put an end to terrorism emanating from its soil against India.

The two top diplomats are believed to have discussed the progress made by Islamabad in its probe into the 26/11 strikes and the steps taken to dismantle terrorism infrastructure on its soil.

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