In the wake of frequent cross-border attacks amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan across the border in Kashmir, the neighboring country had asserted that it is ready to talk with India and concerns relating terrorism from Pakistan, within the framework of a comprehensive dialogue agreed during the last year’s Heart of Asia.
Pakistan’s adviser on foreign affairs to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sartaj Aziz, as quoted by The Indian Express, said, “I am here to attend the Heart of Asia meeting and, by coming here, we are showing our commitment to, first of all, the importance of Heart of Asia for Afghanistan’s peace and security. I am also here to show our commitment to peace and security of the region, and commitment to promote multilateral peace for this purpose.”
However, Aziz clarified that issues related to Kashmir or any bilateral issue with India would not be raised by the country at the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conferrence in Amritsar. The adviser on foreign affairs to Pakistan PM claimed that his presence at the conference indicates Pakistan’s interest for bilateral talks between the two countries.
Aziz asserted that Pakistan is ready to involve in talks anytime India is ready for it.
Aziz preponed his visit to Amritsar, and flew into the country on Saturday evening instead of Sunday morning and attended a grand dinner, yesterday, organised by PM Narendra Modi for all delegates.