ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 - Reflecting the thaw in Indo-Pak ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj flew in here today on a two-day visit during which she will discuss with the Pakistani leadership the ways to improve bilateral relations.
Essentially here for an important multilateral conference on Afghanistan, Swaraj�s visit nevertheless provides an opportunity to both the countries to overcome recent bitterness and move towards resumption of bilateral dialogue, the format and mechanism for which are being worked out.
Swaraj is slated to call on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and meet her counterpart Sartaj Aziz tomorrow after which the two sides may indicate the way forward in the dialogue process.
�I have come with the message that ties between the two countries should be good and move forward,� said Swaraj, who is here to lead the Indian delegation at the �Heart of Asia� 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan tomorrow.
Swaraj, the first-ever minister in the Modi Government to visit Pakistan, refused to share what she would be discussing with Pakistani leaders, but said, �What will happen during the talks will be known after meeting.�