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India, Pak foreign secys to meet

world Updated: Jun 07, 2012 00:30 IST

Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on June 29 in New Delhi ahead of the meeting of the foreign ministers planned to be held next in the middle of month in Islamabad, Pakistan foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani told reporters on the sidelines of the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Beijing.

The foreign secretaries would prepare the ground for the Foreign Ministers meeting being planned in July, Jilani said.

Ahead of these meetings the Siachen talks will be held in Islamabad on June 11 and 12 followed by talks on Sir Creek in New Delhi on 17-18, he said.

Jilani is here as part of the delegation led by President Asif Ali Zardari to attend the SCO summit.

Zardari met the Presidents of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, and Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the two-day summit. He is slated to meet President Hu Jintao.

Like India, Pakistan, which is also an observer at the summit, is also looking at a membership of the SCO.

Zardari is expected to hold meetings with Chinese leadership on future cooperation in entire spectrum of bilateral relations between the two countries.