Talks will open new chapter of peace: Sushma

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday expressed the hope that the renewed dialogue between India and Pakistan will open a new chapter of peace and development in the region.

Making a statement on her visit to Pakistan in both houses of Parliament, Sushma Swaraj said it was decided that a "Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue" will start and foreign secretaries of the two countries will work out the modalities under the ‘new dialogue’.

"The new dialogue, we sincerely hope, marks a new beginning also for peace and development in the whole region," she said.

The minister said her meetings with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad were held against the backdrop of "positive developments" of the talks earlier between the two national security advisers in Bangkok.

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