The Indian Foreign Minister, Mr.
GV Indian Foreign Minister, R.D. Sathe, arriving at Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, out of car and greeted by official
SV INTERIOR Sathe and members of his delegation standing at conference table
SV Sathe and Pakistani Foreign Minister, Mr. S. Shah Nawaz, at table
CU Nawaz listening to remark and replying
CU Sathe and Indian delegation seated at table
TV Both delegations at talks
CU Documents on table
GV Delegations continue discussions
Mr. Nawaz told local newsmen he did not discount that the talks would move the two countries towards holding a summit meeting. Without offering details, he sad they would talk about the disquiet being felt in India on the American arming of Pakistan.
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Background: The Indian Foreign Minister, Mr. R.D. Sathe, has been visiting Pakistan for two days of top-level talks. Mr. Sathe and his delegation met with Pakistani Foreign Minister, Mr. S. Shah Nawaz, on Tuesday (5 February), and Mr. Sathe was scheduled to talk with President Zia ul-Haq.
SYNOPSIS: The Indian Foreign Minister arrives at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, the Pakistani federal capital. This was the first of two mornings of talks he was to have here with senior Foreign Office officials.
Mr. Sathe had brought a letter for President Zia from Indian Prime minister Indira Gandhi. His main business was with Mr. Shah Nawaz. Islamabad newspapers said their topics included the United States' decision to arm Pakistan in the wake of the Soviet military moves in Afghanistan...and ways and means to improve relations between India and Pakistan.
A spokesman for the Indian delegation said both sides wanted the talks to be 'all-embracing', without a fixed agenda.
Beforehand, Mr. Sathe had said he was confident these talks would bring about greater understanding between the two countries, whose relations have often been strained.