Zardari talks Afghanistan with Krishna

June 7th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, June 7 (IANS) India and Pakistan Thursday briefly discussed Afghanistan when Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna spoke to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit here, an official said.

Zardari asked Krishna about Indian investments in Afghanistan. Krishna replied that these were concentrated in the areas of health, education and capacity building, the official said.

While addressing the summit, Krishna had referred to the $2 billion that India has allocated for Afghanistan’s reconstruction.

This is one of the few occasions when Pakistan has shown willingness to discuss Afghanistan with India.

Krishna, who was in Beijing for the 12th SCO summit June 6-7, also met Chinese President Hu Jintao Thursday before returning home.

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