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Sushma Swaraj Reaches to Pakistan for attend Heart of Asia Conference

 Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is traveling to Pakistan on a two-day visit, She will lead Indian delegation to attend Heart of Asia Conference in Islamabad, the two-day ministerial meeting on Afghanistan that begins from 8 dec and 9 dec2015. Ms. Swaraj would also meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the conference. She is also scheduled to meet Mr Sharif's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

Ms. Swaraj's visit comes two days after talks between the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan in Bangkok, where they discussed terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir and a range of key bilateral issues apart from agreeing to carry forward the constructive engagement.Ms. Swaraj will also be accompanied by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. Meanwhile, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has confirmed his presence in the Conference. The focus would be on participating nations' commitment to Afghanistan over energy deals, infrastructure and investment.

US has welcomed recently-held NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan in Bangkok. A State Department Spokesperson said, normalisation of relations between the two neighbours is vital to both countries and the region. US also welcomed Pakistan's hosting of Heart of Asia Conference and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's participation in it.