web-fbAMRITSAR: Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz on Saturday had a brief encounter with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of a regional conference to be held in Indian province of Punjab.

According to Geo News, the Prime Minister’s Adviser shook hands with Modi at a dinner hosted by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and representatives from different states and international observers.

“How is Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif doing,” asked the Indian prime minister. “Nawaz Sharif Sahib is fine and conveys well wishes to you,” responded Sartaj Aziz. Geo News reported that the Indian prime minister asked the Adviser to convey his Salam and good wishes to his Pakistani counterpart.

Sartaj Aziz is in India to attend Heart of Asia Conference that will focus on regional cooperation between Afghanistan and its neighbours and to intensify efforts for durable peace in the war-ravaged country.

Earlier upon his arrival, he was received by Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit and joint secretary of Indian Ministry of External Affairs.