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Krishna to visit Pakistan in September

Krishna to visit Pakistan in September
With the revelations of the 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal casting a shadow on bilateral ties, the external affairs minister S M Krishna will go on a three-day visit to Islamabad to review the dialogue process with his counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar.

He will go to Pakistan from 7 to 9 September, Syed Akbaruddin, the external affairs ministry spokesperson, told reporters on Tuesday.

Reliable sources have said that India's high commissioner Sharat Sabharwal met Pakistan's foreign secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani in Islamabad on Monday and conveyed the dates for Krishna's visit. The dates have been accepted by Islamabad. Krishna was earlier planning to go to Islamabad mid-July but could not do so as the dates then clashed with the presidential poll in India.

Krishna will hold wide-ranging talks with Khar in Islamabad that will review the second round of the dialogue process which resumed after the post 26/11 freeze in February last year. The two ministers will also map the forward for the third round of the dialogue process.
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