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My expectations are positive from talks with Swaraj: Aziz

Ahead of his talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today said he was expecting a “good and positive” outcome from the meeting tomorrow and both sides should take forward the engagement to improve ties.

“My expectations are good and positive from talks tomorrow,” Aziz told PTI.

Immediately after arriving here, Swaraj said the relationship between India and Pakistan should be better and that she will hold talks to find ways to improve bilateral ties.

“My message is also that we should take our engagement forward and improve ties,” Aziz said when asked about Swaraj’s comment that she has come with a message that ties between the two countries should be “good and move forward”.

Swaraj is here to lead the Indian delegation at the ‘Heart of Asia’ 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan.

Swaraj will hold talks with Aziz and call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the conference tomorrow.

Swaraj’s visit comes after talks between the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan in Bangkok on Sunday, where they discussed terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir and a range of key bilateral issues apart from agreeing to carry forward the “constructive” engagement.

Aziz had said yesterday that the deadlock in Indo-Pak ties had eased to some extent.

During his talks with Swaraj, Aziz said he would discuss various matters with focus on resumption of composite dialogue process between the two countries.