Sushma Swaraj is expected to meet Sartaj Aziz and Nawaz Sharif while in Pakistan.
India’s Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, is expected to visit Islamabad on Wednesday, 9th December. The news comes days after senior officials from Pakistan and India met in Thailand for talks, which served as another signal that tensions between the two archrivals may finally be on the decline. Earlier, on the sidelines of UN Summit for Climate Chance in Paris, Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India met in a very casual, friendly manner. Confirmation to Swaraj’s visit to Pakistan was received via a tweet on the official, verified Twitter account of Vikas Swarup, Foreign Ministry spokesman.
EAM @SushmaSwaraj to lead Indian delegation for Heart of Asia 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan on December 9 in Islamabad
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) December 7, 2015
This particular visit will mark the third high-level between the rival countries in the last two weeks. To put the relationship between India and Pakistan into perspective, the two countries have fought three major wars since their independence from British rule in 1947. PM Modi of India has already stated that he would visit Pakistan next year (2016) for the annual summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). However, tensions between the two countries rose in August when planed talks between the two countries were called off abruptly basically because the two sides just couldn’t agree on an agenda. Over the past year, tensions on the Line of Control, Indo-Pak border, have seen exponential rise with both sides resorting to shelling and firing.
While these tensions have declined in the recent past, it is expected that India and Pakistan will make some progress towards prosperity in the upcoming Heart of Asia conference. Relationship between the two nuclear-armed rivals is extremely important for peace and stability of the entire region.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.