NEW DELHI: Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Thursday announced that Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will reach India on March 27 to visit the Pathankot attack site.
The announcement came after Swaraj’s 20-minute meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, who hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, will meet in the US on March 31 on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit.
“It is not possible that Pathankot be not discussed in my meeting with Sartaj Aziz...the date for JIT visit has been decided. It will arrive on (March) 27th night and will begin their work on March 28,” Swaraj said, while addressing the media jointly with Aziz, after the two leaders held talks on the sidelines of the SAARC ministerial meeting.
“Not sure whether there will be a structured dialogue but hopeful that they will meet,” Aziz said. He also handed over an invitation to Swaraj for Prime Minister Modi to attend the SAARC Summit hosted by Pakistan on November 8-10.
Sources also said that India will process visa applications expeditiously once they are received from Pakistan.
Invite for modi
Pakistan foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz on Thursday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the SAARC Summit in Pakistan later this year. The summit will be held on November 8-10. Aziz extended the invitation for Modi to Swaraj who said that she has accepted it