NEW DELHI May 27 Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz
Sharif said on Tuesday that top diplomats from Pakistan and
India would meet soon to advance peace talks that have moved
fitfully because of political tensions between the nuclear-armed
Sharif was in New Delhi for Monday's inauguration of India's
new prime minister, Narendra Modi, with whom he had a "warm and
cordial" bilateral meeting, he said.
"We agreed that our meeting in New Delhi should be a
historic opportunity for both our countries," he told reporters.
"This provides us the opportunity of meeting the hopes and
aspirations of our peoples that we will succeed in turning a new
page in our relations."
"We also agreed that the two foreign secretaries would be
meeting soon to review and carry forward our bilateral agenda in
the spirit of our meeting today."
India said earlier that Modi had conveyed during the
meeting his concerns about militants using Pakistani soil to
carry out acts of terrorism in India. Sharif told reporters that
accusations and counter-accusations did not help matters.
(Reporting by Sruthi Gottipati; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani;
Editing by John Chalmers)