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Indo-Pak talks: Sushma Swaraj to make statement on December 14

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who was due to speak in the Parliament on Thursday, will make a statement in the Lok Sabha on Friday on the recent developments in India-Pakistan relations.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2015 11:14 IST
Sushma Swaraj,Lok Sabha,M Venkaiah Naidu
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday. (PTI)

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will make a statement in both houses of Parliament on her recent visit to Pakistan and the developments in the bilateral relations between the two countries on December 14, ANI reported on Friday.

Earlier the government had said that Swaraj, who was due to speak in the Parliament on Thursday, would speak in Lok Sabha on Friday. The minister was unable to make a statement on Thursday after both houses were adjourned.

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Parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu had said Swaraj would speak and that the government is also willing for a discussion while responding to a notice of adjournment motion by Trinamool Congress’ Saugata Roy.

“Several developments have taken place in between. I spoke with the minister (who was in Islamabad on Wednesday) and she will make a statement... We are willing for a discussion,” he said, apparently responding to Roy’s notice on the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Paris during the climate change talks.

India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed to start a comprehensive bilateral dialogue as Swaraj confirmed that Prime Minister Modi will visitIslamabad next year to attend the SAARC summit.

Swaraj had met Sharif and held talks with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference in Islamabad earlier this week.

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First Published: Dec 11, 2015 10:30 IST