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Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks to be held tentatively on Jan. 15

Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks to be held tentatively on Jan. 15
Pakistani rangers (wearing black uniforms) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officers lower their national flags during a daily parade at the Pakistan-India joint check-post at Wagah border, near Lahore November 3, 2014. India and Pakistan solemnly lowered their national flags at the dusk military ceremony on their main land border crossing on Monday, a day after a suicide attack killed almost 60 people on the Pakistani side. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Islamabad: The Foreign-Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan have been tentatively scheduled for January 15, said officials in Islamabad.

According to The Nation, the announcement came after a meeting, chaired by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to discuss the Pathankot air base attack.

The meeting was attended by National Security Adviser Naseer Khan Janjua, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Aftab Sultan.

Addressing the meeting, Sharif said Pakistan was ready to boost cooperation with neighbouring India as part of counter-terrorism efforts.

Sharif also directed NSA Janjua to remain in contact with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval in order to keep renewed dialogue on track after the Pathankot attack. (ANI)