India yet to confirm Sushma Swaraj's visit to Pakistan, says official

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Islamabad, Dec 4: India is yet to confirm external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj's visit to Pakistan for a conference to be held here.

Pakistan invited the Foreign Ministers of different countries including India for the meeting to be held next week.

Swaraj's visit: Pak awaits confirmation

"No confirmation of Suhma Swaraj's visit to Pakistan has so far been made by the Indian authorities," said foreign office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah, reported Geo TV.

Swaraj is likely to attend at ‘Heart of Asia' Conference slated to be held in Islamabad on December 7.
Foreign Ministers of China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran and Afghanistan have confirmed their presence for the conference.

Swaraj's visit: Pak awaits confirmation

"The aim of Heart of Asia Conference is to counter the dangers posed by terrorism, drugs, poverty and extremism," he said.

Swaraj's possible visit may also indicate breaking of impasse created in Indo-Pak ties after the cancellation of a meeting between the NSAs of the two countries in August amid mutual blame game.

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The invitation to attend the conference has come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif had a brief meeting in Paris during which they warmly held hands before sitting down for a chat, with the Indian side describing the encounter as a "brief exchange of courtesies" but Pakistanis terming it as a "good" meeting.

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