Sushma Swaraj to make a statement in Parliament on her visit to Pakistan Monday

External Affairs Minister will make a statement in both Houses of Parliament on Monday on her two-day visit to Pakistan.

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make a statement in both Houses of Parliament on Monday on her two-day visit to Pakistan and the recent developments relating to bilateral ties.

"I will make a statement on my recent visit to Islamabad tomorrow at 11 am in Rajya Sabha and at 2 pm in Lok Sabha," Swaraj tweeted today.

In what can be said to be a major breakthrough, India and Pakistan had on December 9 announced in Islamabad that they had decided to engage in a "comprehensive" dialogue that would include peace and security and Jammu and Kashmir.

It was also announced there that the Foreign Secretaries would  meet to decide the modalities and schedule of the dialogue.

The statement came on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif meeting in Paris about a fortnight days ago.

The two sides came out with a joint statement, which happened after Swaraj met Sharif and later his Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz there on the concluding day of her two-day visit (December 8-9).

Swaraj was in Pakistan to attend a multilateral conference on Afghanistan. 

Meanwhile, a Parliamentary Affairs Ministry release said that Swaraj will make a statement on her recent visit to Islamabad and developments relating to ties between India and Pakistan in both the Houses of Parliament during the next week of Winter session.

"This is one of the major agenda items for next week," the statement said.

(With Agency inputs)

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