The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday issued visas to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife for their visit to Islamabad to meet him on December 25. A Pakistani court had sentenced the 47-year-old former Indian Navy officer to death for espionage and terrorism.

An official from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad will also be present when the two women meet Jadhav.

The visit was arranged after weeks of talks between the two countries and eight months after a Pakistani military court sentenced Jadhav to death. India had moved the International Court of Justice against the verdict in May, after which the court stayed his execution. A final verdict in the case is pending.

India has demanded consular access to Jadhav under the rules of the Vienna Convention, an international treaty on consular relations between independent states, but Pakistan has rejected the request repeatedly.