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Sushma leaves for Delhi after ‘successful’ Pak visit


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for New Delhi late Wednesday evening after a successful visit to Pakistan, where she attended the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference and held bilateral talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his adviser Sartaj Aziz.

“After a successful visit to Pakistan, EAM @SushmaSwaraj departs for Delhi,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Holding a bilateral discussion, Swaraj and Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today “condemned” terrorism and “resolved” to cooperate to eliminate it.

They acknowledged the successful talks on terrorism and security-related issues in Bangkok by the NSAs of both the countries, and decided that the NSAs would continue to address all issues connected to terrorism.

However, Indian was assured by Pakistan of the steps being taken to expedite the early conclusion of the Mumbai trial.

Both sides, accordingly, agreed to a “Comprehensive” Bilateral Dialogue, and directed the Foreign Secretaries of their respective countries to work out the modalities and schedule of the meetings.

During her two day visit, Swaraj also met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and discussed the terror threat in Afghanistan and the status of peace and reconciliation process.

Swaraj also held bilateral meeting with her Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Kyrgyzstan’s Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev and discussed issues of mutual interest.(ANI)

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