External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj may travel to Pakistan next week for a multilateral meeting, a move that could break the impasse in Indo-Pak ties, although she tonight said that her visit has not been finalised yet.
Pakistan is hosting a 14-nation ministerial-level conference on December 8 to discuss regional cooperation on Afghanistan. Swaraj has been invited but New Delhi has so far given no indication whether she will attend. However, informed sources said here that prospects of the Indian minister’s visit were “fairly bright” but a final decision was likely to be announced by Friday.
After the cabinet meeting, Swaraj had stayed back and held discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for nearly 20 minutes.
When asked about her discussions with Modi, she told that the foreign minister keep discussing issues with the Prime Minister. “It is not final so far,” she said replying to a specific question that whether she was travelling to Pakistan next week.