Beijing: India and Pakistan on Thursday briefly discussed Afghanistan when Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna spoke to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit here, an official said.
Zardari asked Krishna about Indian investments in Afghanistan. Krishna replied that these were concentrated in the areas of health, education and capacity building, the official said.
While addressing the summit, Krishna had referred to the USD 2 billion that India has allocated for Afghanistan`s reconstruction.
This is one of the few occasions when Pakistan has shown willingness to discuss Afghanistan with India.
Krishna, who was in Beijing for the 12th SCO summit June 6-7, also met Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday before returning home.