Benaulim: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari arrived in Goa. He has come to attend a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and has become the first Pakistani foreign minister to visit India in the last 12 years. Then Imran Khan’s Bilawal trip to India has got a big blow. Bilawal’s trip to India has split his party. In Pakistan, one party is cursing him for the pilgrimage to Bilawat, while another party is supporting him.
Bilawal Bhutto’s visit to attend a meeting of foreign ministers of SCO member states came amid ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan over several issues, including cross-border terrorism. Foreign Minister of Pakistan received at Goa Airport by Joint Secretary J.P. Singh did. Earlier in 2011, the then Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar came to India and the then Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Talked with Krishna. I am very happy to be in Goa for the SCO Foreign Ministers meeting. Bilawal told reporters that I hope this meeting will be successful.
Sources in the know of the programs to be held on the sidelines of the SCO meeting said that External Affairs Minister S. There is no plan yet to hold a bilateral meeting between Jaishankar and Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as no such request has been received from Pakistan. From Bilawal’s tweet, it is known that Bilawal will hold bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of Russia and Uzbekistan in Goa. He will also attend a luncheon organized for SCO Foreign Ministers.