Krishna will undertake a three-day visit to Pakistan from September 7 to review the second round of the bilateral dialogue process with his counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar.
Inaugurating a passport office in Sri Nagar, Krishna said that the ”acrimonial debate” and “slanging match” between Pakistan and India will not help both countries and that even global conditions require that both the countries maintain good bilateral relations.
He, however, pointed out that convincing the opposition on such issues is also an uphill task.
Appreciating his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar’s efforts, Krishna said that the foreign minister, in her last visit, had conveyed the message that Pakistan wants to move ahead with the bilateral relationship.
Krishna added that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on being invited by President Asif Ali Zardari, might visit Pakistan any time soon.