Modi to visit Pakistan, says Sushma Swaraj

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan next year, said Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Islamabad.

If it happens this will be the first prime ministerial visit from India to Pakistan since Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited the South Asian neighbour in January 2004 to attend that year’s Saarc summit.

Swaraj’s in Islamabad to participate in the Heart of Asia Conference on peace and stability in Afghanistan. This is the first ministerial visit from India to Pakistan since the visit of then external affairs minister S.M. Krishna in 2012.

Earlier speaking at the Conference, Swaraj sai It is time that we display the maturity and self-confidence to do business with each other and strengthen regional trade and cooperation.”For its part, India is prepared to move our cooperation at a pace which Pakistan is comfortable with,” she added.



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