Sartaj Aziz says Kashmir issue was sidelined
ISLAMABAD: Sartaj Aziz, adviser to the prime minister on foreign affairs, on Wednesday brushed aside the impression that Kashmir issue was sidelined during prime minister’s visit to India.
Addressing a press briefing here a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visit to New Delhi, Aziz said that although the visit was a ceremonial one, both the countries agreed to hold future talks on disputed issues including Kashmir.
On the issue of terrorism, Aziz said that PM Sharif unequivocally told the Indian prime minister that terrorism is a mutual concern and that Pakistan itself has suffered immensely due to terrorism.
Aziz said that the prime minister also reiterated Islamabad’s commitment to root out the menace of terrorism.
Foreign affairs advisor said that both the leaders agreed that there is a need for dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues that are affecting relations between the two countries.
Aziz said that PM Sharif has expressed his desire that confrontation should be converted into meaningful cooperation.