Sartaj Aziz
Sushma Swaraj, SartajAziz and India, Pakistan foreign secretaries may meet in Nepal during SAARC Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting March 16 and 17. Picture: Advisor to Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz (R) shakes hands with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj after their meeting at the foreign ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, December 9, 2015.Reuters

Sartaj Aziz, Pakistani foreign affairs advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has said not much should be expected from the meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan on 15 January, 2016, in Islamabad.

It would be unfair to expect instant resolution of all issues between the two nations from the January talks, Aziz told Radio Pakistan Current Affairs channel on Saturday.

"Initially the focus (of the talks) would be reduction of tension and maintenance of calm along the Line of Control (LoC) to provide relief to people living across the LoC," Dawn quoted him as saying.

The most contentious issues, like Kashmir and terrorism, will be discussed as the talks proceed between the two foreign secretaries. 

Pakistan had on 23 December proposed a comprehensive dialogue between Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in Islamabad on 15 January next year, The Hindu reported.

The proposal was accepted at the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on Friday.

"In the recent meeting between the prime ministers of the two countries in Lahore, it was decided that foreign secretaries would meet in the middle of next month to decide the details of dialogue on all issues," Aziz said.

The meeting comes after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, at a press conference in Islamabad earlier this year, announced that both nations have agreed to restart Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue.

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