Talking to media at the airport‚ Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said he has brought a message of goodwill for the Pakistani people.
He said both the countries are trying to live together in an atmosphere of friendliness and all round cooperation‚ free from terror and violence. He said that India wants to see Pakistan a prosperous and stable country. He said the leadership of both the countries want restoration of mutual trust. S.M Krishna said India and Pakistan want the region free from violence and terrorism. The Indian external Affairs Minister said that his endeavour during the visit will be to promote the objectives of peace and prosperity of the two countries. Earlier‚ Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to Pakistan a shortwhile ago. High level officials of the Foreign Ministry and the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Saharrat Sabarwal received him at the airport. During his stay in Islamabad‚ the Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will hold talks with Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to discuss outstanding issues between the two countries. The talks will be preceded by a meeting of the foreign secretaries of the two countries. Progress made on various issues including peace‚ security and confidence-building measures‚ Jammu and Kashmir‚ Siachen Glacier‚ Sir Creek‚ and economic cooperation will top the agenda of the talks. Both Ministers will also co-chair plenary session of Pak-India Joint Commission. It is expected that both the sides will sign agreements to improve trade ties and new visa regime. S. M. Krishna will also call on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss important matters of common interest.