In the first secretary level talk after the Pathankot terror attack Pakistan raised Kashmir as the core issue between two countries. Pakistan foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmed Choudry has told his Indian counter part S Jaisanker that for Pakistan, it is the Kashmir issue that is to be discussed between two countries. External Affairs ministry in its statement said that foreign secretary told that Pakistan can’t be in the denial on the impact of terrorism on bilateral relationships.
After the meeting the Pakistan High Commission has released a statement saying that “all outstanding issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, were discussed,”
India pressed for consular access to Kulbhusan Jadav, the former naval officer who was arrested in Pakistan alleging that he was spy.
Chaudhry “emphasised that Kashmir remains the core issue that requires a just solution in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people”.
The meeting “provided a useful opportunity to exchange views on recent developments in bilateral context”, the statement added. It is not usual to release a statement when the dialogue process was on. India has not reacted to the statement by the Pakistan