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'Salaam from Goa': Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrives in India Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Screengrab from video tweeted by Bilwal Bhutto Zardari

'Salaam from Goa': Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrives in India

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 May 2023, 09:33 pm

Panaji/IBNS: Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday arrived in Goa to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Foreign Ministers meeting.

In a video shared on Twitter, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said he will hold a meeting with his counterparts from Russia and Uzbekistan and attend a dinner hosted for all the Foreign Ministers in Goa.

"Assalamualaikum, we have reached Goa, India on the occasion of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). I will first hold meeting with Russian Foreign Minister. Then, he will hold a meeting with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister. I will attend the dinner hosted for all the foreign ministers and there are one-two interviews lined up in the day," Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said in a video shared on Twitter.

Sharing the video on Twitter, he said, "Salaam, from Goa, India."

The two-day-long meeting of Foreign Ministers of SCO member states began in Goa on Thursday.

This is the first Pakistani foreign minister's visit to India in almost 12 years.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said he looks forward to constructive discussions with his counterparts from friendly countries.

In 2011, then Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar visited India.

"I am happy to arrive in Goa for participating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. I am leading the Pakistan delegation at SCO and hope that the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) will be successful," Zardari said in a video shared by the spokesperson for Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Indian diplomat JP Singh, joint secretary, Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran desk, received Pakistan's Foreign minister.

Earlier on Thursday, Zardari said he is leading the Pakistan delegation to the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting (CFM) in Goa.

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