ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisers and foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India held a meeting in Bangkok on Sunday, state media reported.

According to Foreign Office, discussions were held in a candid, cordial and constructive atmosphere.

“Pursuant to the meeting of the prime ministers of India and Pakistan in Paris, the national security advisers, accompanied by the foreign secretaries, met in Bangkok today,” says a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

The talks covered peace and security, terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir, and other issues, including tranquillity along the Line of Control.

It was agreed to carry forward the constructive engagement in future as well.

“They were guided by the vision of the two leaders for a peaceful, stable and prosperous South Asia,” the statement said.

Issues related to peace and security, terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir, including tranquility along Line of Control (LoC) came under discussion during the meeting, the statement said, adding “it was agreed to carry forward the constructive engagement.”

The meeting comes in wake of reports that India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to visit Pakistan next week for a regional conference on Afghanistan.
Last month, Pakistan extended an invitation to the top Indian diplomat for a ministerial meeting of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process to be held in Islamabad on December 8 and 9.

On November 30, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approached PM Nawaz and both held a brief meeting on the side-lines of a UN climate summit in the French capital.
“Both the leaders appeared to be in a friendly mood and there seemed to be great warmth during their interaction. The two leaders parted with a warm handshake,” a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s House had said.