| GEO Pakistan|
| Indian, Pakistani officials hold talks|
| Updated at: 1446 PST, Wednesday, July 15, 2009|
SHARM EL-SHEIKH: Pakistani and Indian foreign ministry officials met in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh Tuesday ahead of a key meeting between the prime ministers of the South Asian nuclear foes.
Indian foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon met his counterpart Salim Bashir at an undisclosed location as developing world leaders headed to the Red Sea resort for the 15th Non-Aligned Movement summit, an Indian official said.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani are to meet on Thursday morning.
New Delhi and Islamabad's fraught relations worsened after last year's bombings in the Indian commercial capital Mumbai, which killed 166 people.
The attacks were blamed by India on the banned Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Singh has voiced hope that Pakistan will promise action against those behind the attacks when he meets Gilani for the second high-level contact between the two sides since the Mumbai raids in November.
The Mumbai attacks left in tatters a fragile peace process launched in 2004 to resolve all outstanding issues of conflict between the neighbours, including a territorial dispute over the divided Himalayan territory of Kashmir.
India, along with host Egypt, is one of the founding members of the NAM, the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations, aimed at giving a voice to the developing world.
The summit, held every three years, ends on Thursday.