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March, 29 2015

Sartaj Aziz to meet Kerry in Brunei

US Secretary of State, John Kerry.  — File Photo by AFP
US Secretary of State, John Kerry. — File Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD:Special adviser to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz would meet US Secretary of State John Kerry during the sidelines of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Aseans) Regional Forum which is to commence in Brunei from Tuesday.

Their meeting would be the first political contact between Pakistan and United states at such a high level since assumption of power by Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz earlier last month.

"The Syrian crises, Afghanistan situation, bilateral relations and drone attacks are likely to be discussed between two leaders" a senior foreign ministry official told Dawn.com

Before leaving Sartaj Aziz received briefing on his meeting with John Kerry from a strategic institution.

US secretary of state was expected to visit Islamabad last month but dropped his visit due to unexpected developments in the Syria situation.

Moreover Kerry is expected to visit Islamabad this month.

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ashraf a jamal
Jul 01, 2013 09:55pm

Prime Minister must cancel Meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, at nick of time attending internal pressing issue.

May be Deputy Secretary meets US Secretary of State John Kerry.