ANKARA: Turkey will host Pakistan's new foreign minister, Ms Hina Rabbani Khar this week, Turkish officials said on Monday.
Ms Khar is expected to arrive in the Turkish capital on Friday for a one-day visit, during which she will hold talks with her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoğlu, diplomatic sources told Today's Zaman.
Earlier in July, Ms Khar had made a much talked about trip to India, being her maiden trip as foreign minister, wherein she met India's top leadership including opposition leaders and Kashmiri leaders.
The foreign minister appeared to have had an instant impact on one of the world’s most tense bilateral relations, with her photo adorning the front pages of most Indian newspapers amid high interest in her arrival with headlines such as ”Pak Puts On Its Best Face” in The Times of India, the biggest-selling English-language daily, while mass circulation Hindi newspaper Navbharat Times said India was “sweating over model-like minister.”
The visit was a continuation of peace talks initiated by both countries earlier in June.
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