Pakistan must behave appropriately if it want’s Aziz’s visit to be fruitful: Congress

Sartaz Aziz would be the first senior Pakistani official to visit India since the September 10 Uri attack.

Published: 24th November 2016 12:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2016 12:56 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The Congress Party on Thursday said the visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz be fruitful only is Islamabad behaves appropriately.

Congress leader P.C. Chacko told ANI, “These are diplomatic moves. The thing is that on one side the attitude and behaviour of Pakistan is highly irresponsible, they should first mend their ways,”

“The visit will only be a visit, it will not have any fruitful affect if Pakistan is not behaving properly,” he added.

Aziz will be attending the Heart of Asia (HoA) conference in Amritsar on December 3 and 4.

The visit comes amid rising tensions along the Line of Control (LoC).

The conference, which will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, will see the participation of over 40 countries.

The thrust of the meet is to discuss the future of Afghanistan in which both India and Pakistan are invested.

Aziz would be the first senior Pakistani official to visit India since the September 10 Uri attack, blamed on Pakistan-based militants, which led India to pull out of the SAARC Summit in Pakistan in November.

However, it remains unclear whether there would be bilateral talks on the sidelines of the multilateral conference.

In December last year, the meeting of the HoA was hosted by Pakistan and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had attended it after which she had bilateral talks with Aziz.

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