Pakistan’s top diplomat to visit India amid border tensions

Conference on development and security in Afghanistan is likely to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Gani

Gulf News

New Delhi: Pakistan on Wednesday officially confirmed to India that its top diplomat will attend a global conference on Afghanistan in Amritsar early next month amid intensifying deadly military tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said Islamabad confirmed that Sartaj Aziz, foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, would visit India for the December 3-4 Heart of Asia Istanbul Process event.

The conference on development and security in Afghanistan is likely to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Gani.

Aziz said last week that he would go to India. But Swarup pointed out then that India had received no official confirmation from Pakistan about it.

The de facto foreign policy chief’s participation in the Afghanistan conference comes amid heightened border and diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

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