Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the NAM Summit in Tehran, as terrorism came up as the key focus of the interaction.
Singh and Zardari reaffirmed their commitment to continue dialogue between the countries as they exchanged their views on bilateral ties and regional issues in a meeting that lasted 30-35 minutes
External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Pulok Chatterjee and Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai attended the meeting from the Indian side.
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Zardari´s son and co-chair of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, accompanied Zardari to the meeting.
According to media reports, the 2008 Mumbai attacks also featured in the talks that came a day after India's Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the strike known in India as 26/11.
Observing that the primary and foremost offence that Kasab was charged with was waging war against India, the apex court bench comprising of justice Aftab Alam and justice CK Prasad passed the verdict saying, "We are left with no option, but to uphold the sentence."
Reacting on the verdict, Indian External Affairs minister S M Krishna had said Pakistan should take ´note´ of the Supreme Court´s decision that upheld the sentence of Kasab who had challenged the trial court verdict in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in the apex court.
"The Supreme Court is the highest court; whenever it pronounces its verdict it becomes the law of the land," Krishna told reporters in Tehran.
"I am sure Pakistan did not fail to take note of the verdict," he said.
Singh arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to attend the 16th NAM summit.
Singh and Zardari earlier met in New Delhi in April when the Pakistan President paid a private visit to India.
Zardari and Singh met on April 8 for talks and lunch ahead of the former´s visit to Ajmer for a pilgrimage.
Singh is currently on a four-day visit to Iran from Tuesday.