DUSHANBE, June 29, 2012, Asia-Plus -- External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will travel to Dushanbe on July 2-3 during which he will hold talks with Tajik leadership and will have a meeting of Indian Heads of Mission of 11 countries, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported on June 26.

PTI quoted official spokesperson in MEA as saying that during the visit, the External Affairs Minister is expected to hold comprehensive discussions with his Tajik counterpart and the Tajikistan leadership on India-Tajik bilateral relations and on the situation in the region.

He will also address a Regional Conference of Indian Ambassadors in the Eurasian Region and this includes Indian Ambassadors to eleven countries: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, he said.

This is the Sixth Regional Meeting of Heads of Mission that the External Affairs Minister is addressing.

“Given the growing strategic importance of the Eurasia Region including Central Asia in our foreign policy, the Minister is expected to outline India’s policy priorities in this region. This policy aims at greater political, economic and people-to-people engagement with the countries of the region, both bilaterally and collectively,” the spokesperson said.