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Modi-Sharif talks: India, Pakistan agree to expedite 26/11 attack trial

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Ufa (Russia): India and Pakistan on Friday agreed to expedite the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack trial.

In a joint briefing after an hour-long meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here, Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries said the two sides will “discuss all outstanding issues” and agreed on expediting the Mumbai terror attack trial.

Reading out a joint statement, the foreign secretaries of both countries, Pakistan’s Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary and India’s S. Jaishankar, said that the Modi-Sharif meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.

“The two leaders exchanged views of bilateral and regional interest.”

“Both sides agreed to expedite Mumbai attack trials, including providing voice samples,” Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said.

Nawaz Sharif invited Modi to visit Pakistan for the SAARC summit in 2016. Modi accepted the invite.

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary said Pakistan and India will promote peace and development in the region and to do so “they are ready to discuss all outstanding issues”.

He also said both leaders condemned terrorism in all its forms.

The two refused to take any questions.

The two countries also agreed to free the fishermen of the other country in custody, hold meeting of national security advisers of both countries in New Delhi, increasing religious tourism, and meetings on DG Border Security Force with Pakistani counterpart and Director Generals of Military Operations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif concluded their bilateral talks here on Friday.

(IANS)

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