Indian FM to visit Islamabad in September


Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna announced on Thursday that he would be visiting Pakistan during the second week of September.
Speaking to Indian media, Krishna said his visit would further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and India. He also welcomed the BCCI decision to revive bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan.
“I welcome the decision of both the countries. This will further cement the bilateral relationship. I will be visiting Islamabad in the second week of September”.
The Indian external affairs minister added that relations with Pakistan were improving and would be enhanced further via the resumption of cricketing ties.
India can come to a “conclusion” on the killing of its fisherman in firing from a US Navy ship off Dubai coast based on the report of its Ambassador to the UAE on the incident, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said on Thursday.
“I am expecting a report from our Ambassador (MK Lokesh)…only after seeing (the) report…..could we come to a conclusion…” Krishna told reporters here.
An Indian fisherman was killed and three were wounded on Monday when a security team onboard a US Navy ship fired at their small boat off Dubai. The fishing boat had four Indians and two Emirate nationals on board when the incident took place in Jabel Ali, a frequent docking point for American naval vessels about 30 miles southwest of Dubai.