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India willing to discuss outstanding issues with Pakistan bilaterally: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Photograph:( Twitter )

ANI New Delhi,India Aug 31, 2019, 12.26 PM (IST)

India is willing to discuss outstanding issues with Pakistan bilaterally in an atmosphere free of terror and violence, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday.

The remark was made during the minister's meeting with European Union Commissioner Christos Stylianides after the latter reiterated the EU's stance that New Delhi and Islamabad need to re-open dialogue through diplomatic channels for the de-escalation of tensions in the Kashmir region.

The two leaders further shared their expectations for better governance and greater development in the regions of Jammu&Kashmir, and Ladakh, as well as their perspectives on the recent developments about the situation in Afghanistan and Iran.