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Pakistan confirms participation to Heart of Asia conference in India

Updated: Nov 23, 2016 17:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will be attending the Heart of Asia (HoA) conference in Amritsar on December 3 and 4.

The visit comes amid rising tensions along the Line of Control (LoC).

The conference, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, will see participation of over 40 countries.

The thrust of the meet is to discuss the future of Afghanistan in which both India and Pakistan are invested.

Aziz would be the first senior Pakistani official to visit India since the September 10 Uri attack, blamed on Pakistan-based militants, which led India to pull out of the SAARC Summit in Pakistan in November.

However, it remains unclear whether there would be bilateral talks on the sidelines of the multilateral conference.

In December last year, the meeting of the HoA was hosted by Pakistan and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had attended it after which she had bilateral talks with Aziz. (ANI)