Such decisions not made so far in advance: Vikas Swarup on PM Modi's SAARC visit to Islamabad

| Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 20:32
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New Delhi: Following media reports saying that Prime Minister Narendra will visit Islamabad to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in November this year, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, "decisions of such nature not made so far in advance."
In a tweet, Vikar Swarup said, "To media reports saying PM going to Islamabad for SAARC summit, "decisions of such nature not made so far in advance."
He responded to one tweet saying, "As I stated in my weekly briefing, decisions and announcements of such nature are not made so far in advance."
Earlier, a Pakistani daily had quoted Indian envoy Gautam Bambawale and said, "PM Modi 'as of today' would attend SAARC in Islamabad."
''I can't say about the future but as of today Prime Minister Modi is looking forward to visiting Islamabad for the SAARC Summit in November,'' the Dawn had quoted Bambawale as saying at an interactive session of the Karachi Council on Foreign relations.
Gautam Bambawale on Monday had said that while India and Pakistan must certainly discuss the entire range of issues, they must keep their focus on economy which he described as a "low-hanging fruit".
However, an official confirmation on PM Modi's visit to Pakistan is yet to confirmed.
(With inputs from IANS)
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