Sushma Swaraj Meets Nawaz Sharif

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad. She was in Pakistan to attend ‘Heart of Asia Summit’ 2015.

Ms Swaraj also met her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz. She conveyed to Prime Minister Sharif India’s commitment to good neighbourly relations.

Earlier at the ‘Heart of Asia Summit’, she said it was time that India and Pakistan displayed “maturity” in doing business with each other.

Ms Swaraj also pushed for Pakistan to allow the transit of goods from Afghanistan to India through its territory.

Ms Swaraj invited foreign ministers from Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and other participating countries in the “Heart of Asia” conference to India for next year’s edition.

The first visit by an Indian foreign minister to Pakistan in three years comes as part of a series of events following a surprise meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif in Paris two weeks ago on the sidelines of the climate change conference.

That meeting led to secret talks between the National Security Advisors of both countries in Bangkok last week.