Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj sets foot in Islamabad

Islamabad:Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday to attend a regional conference on Afghanistan.Sushma’s visit is set to mark the first significant engagement between the two nuclear-armed nations since the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Ufa, Russia in July this year.She is leading the Indian delegation at the ‘Heart of Asia’ fifth Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan on Wednesday.The Indian minister is expected to call on PM Nawaz besides meeting with Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia security conference in the federal capital.

Further, the top Indian diplomat will most likely return to her country in the evening the next day, making her visit last not more than 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 said, quoting government sources.

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