ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Pakistan on December 8 to attend the Heart of Asia security conference here, government sources confirmed on Saturday.

She will be accompanied by foreign secretary S Jaishankar.

This will be the first significant engagement between the two countries since the meeting between PM Nawaz Sharif and his counterpart Narendra Modi in Ufa in July this year as she is expected to call on PM Sharif and his adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the conference.

Swaraj will return to India in the evening the next day, making her visit last not more than 24 hours, Times of India reported.

Both these engagements on the sidelines of the Afghanistan conference, according to government sources, will be in the nature of courtesy meetings as Pakistan is the host nation.