Aziz made a policy statement in the Senate yesterday regarding the short visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistan on December 25.

He said the dialogue process is challenging as it involves difficult decisions and important issues.

He also cautioned against 'unrealistic expectations' from the dialogue process and said there would be progress on some issues soon while it will take time for progress on others.

Aziz said the visit of Modi was a goodwill visit and it has been welcomed by majority of people in Pakistan and India and the international community.

He said now the two leaders have met at least five times and the warmth of relations created by the Lahore meeting would hopefully have an impact on the formal dialogue.

Responding to a point raised by leader of the opposition Aitzaz Ahsan, Aziz said no secret meeting was held between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan at Kathmandu last year.

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