Pakistan to confirm dates for Krishna visit

Published: 13th July 2012 11:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2012 11:23 AM   |  A+A-

Pakistan will soon ‘officially’ confirm the new proposed dates for the Islamabad visit of External Affairs Minister S M Krishna after ensuring the ‘availability’ of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

“We should be able to officially confirm them very soon. As Krishna is a very important person, we want to ensure that he is able to call on the leadership when he is there,” Khar told Indian reporters on the sidelines of the Asean ministerial meeting on Thursday.

Krishna had told reporters here in Phnom Penh that India had suggested September 7-9 as the new dates for his visit, which had been postponed due to Presidential elections and the Parliament session.

“We are just confirming the availability of all the key people in Pakistan during those times, especially the President and the Prime Minister.  As soon that is done, we are looking forward to receiving him. Inshallah, we hope that the course we set in New Delhi will achieve some milestones in Islamabad,” she added.

During their short meeting here this morning, Krishna personally thanked his Pakistani counterpart for her country’s support for the stranded Air India passengers, with Khar praising him as a ‘very wise person.’

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