NEW DELHI – India’s Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has said that Pakistan and India will engage in a comprehensive dialogue on all issues – including peace, security and Jammu Kashmir – the NDTV reported on Monday.
Addressing the Indian Parliament here, Sushma said: “India hopes new dialogue with Pakistan will mark a new beginning for peace and development in the region.”
These remarks came several days after the Indian minister visited Islamabad to attend the Heart of Asia ministerial conference, jointly hosted by Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Sushma Swaraj has informed the upper house of parliament about her recent visit to Pakistan.
Briefing the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament, on Pak-India bilateral ties and her recent visit to Pakistan, she termed her meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif positive.
I also raised issue of investigation regarding Mumbai attacks with Pakistan during my visit.
Swaraj in her speech to Indian Parliament said, Indian government has raised the issue of Mumbai attack 26/11 with Pakistan and asked to catch the alleged attackers.
Opposition lawmakers protested and chanted slogans during the briefing by Sushma Swaraj, however, she continued her speech.
Indian FM explains to parliament that both sides are agreed on discussing all issues including peace, security and Kashmir in “comprehensive” dialogue.
Sushma Swaraj visited Pakistan to take part in “Heart of Asia” conference, on sidelines she also held meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.