New Delhi - Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Wednesday met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and reaffirmed Islamabad’s desire to have good neighbourly relations with India. The meeting was held at the Indian prime minister’s official residence in New Delhi at 10.30 am and it lasted for half an hour.

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According to a statement by the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad, Aziz conveyed to Manmohan Singh the greetings of Nawaz Sharif and “reaffirmed the desire of Pakistan to have good neighbourly relations with India”. To a question, the spokesperson said: “This (Wednesday) morning, the adviser paid a courtesy call on the Indian prime minister. The adviser took the opportunity to convey the greetings of the prime minister of Pakistan to him and reaffirmed the desire of Pakistan to have good neighbourly relations with India.

The need to address all outstanding issues through dialogue process was also affirmed.” The two leaders were understood to have talked about bilateral relations.