Pakistan President Zardari to Meet India PM for Lunch
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Indian capital, Delhi, on 8 April, his office has announced.
Mr Zardari will visit, in a private capacity, the shrine of a famous Sufi Muslim saint, in north-west Rajasthan state, his spokesman said.
He will meet Mr Singh for lunch before visiting the shrine in Ajmer city.
This will be the first visit to India by a Pakistani head of state for seven years.
The visit comes as tensions ease between the nuclear-armed neighbours amid efforts to improve mutual trade over the last few months, correspondents say.
Late on Sunday night, Pakistani presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said Mr Zardari had accepted Mr Singh’s invitation for lunch and would stop by in Delhi on way to Ajmer, the Times of India reports.