ISLAMABAD: Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj landed Islamabad on Tuesday where she has to attend a regional conference on Afghanistan and other affairs between both the countries.
After arriving at Islamabad, she was warmly welcomed by senior foreign office official. While, talking to media reporters on her arrival, Swaraj said: “It is a crucial conference that I have come to attend”.
She is scheduled to lead the Indian delegation at the ‘Heart of Asia’ fifth Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan to be held on Wednesday (December 9).
The Indian minister is likely to engage a formal meeting with PM Nawaz as well as a meeting with Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the conference in Islamabad.
She is likely to return to Indian in the following evening, limiting the visit to 24 hours.
“Both these engagements on the sidelines of the Afghanistan conference will be in the nature of courtesy meetings as Pakistan is the host nation,” the Indian daily quotes government sources as saying.
The top Indian diplomat is also likely to give the final decision chit about the bilateral series between both the countries.
Meanwhile, she is the first official from the Indian government that is paying visit to Pakistan since the BJP came into power.
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