Sushma Swaraj to hold talks with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

After having expressed India’s desire to improve ties with Paksitan,  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will hold one-one-one talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday .

The fifth ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, an annual gathering of Asian and other countries, is aimed at enhancing cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the region. The high-ranking delegations from 14 participating states, 17 supporting countries and 12 international and regional organisations are participating in the two-day conference.

“I have come with the message that ties between the two countries should be good and move forward,” said Swaraj.

The External Affairs on Tuesday attended a dinner hosted by Aziz for the heads of delegates participating in a multilateral conference on Afghanistan.Sartaj Aziz greeted Swaraj warmly and both engaged in a brief conversation. Mr Aziz later sat next to Ms Swaraj.

Swaraj arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit, primarily to attend the ‘Heart of Asia’ 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan on Wednesday.

She will hold talks with Mr Aziz and call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the conference today.

After arriving in Islamabad, Ms Swaraj said the relationship between the two countries should be better and that she will hold talks with Pakistani leaders to find ways to improve bilateral ties.

“I have come with the message that ties between the two countries should be good and move forward,” said Swaraj.

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