No conditions attached, PM to decide on Pakistan visit: Krishna

September 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Saturday said that no conditions were being put by India for the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Pakistan, for which Islamabad has been pressing.

“It will take place when he (PM) feels something worthwhile will come out of it. I will give my assessment of the visit to the prime minister,” Krishna told the media here during his visit to hold talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar.

“The PM’s visit needs a lot of preparation. There is no commitment that I could make. There is an invitation and it is for the PM to decide (on the invitation),” Krishna said.

In reply to a question, Krishna said that prime minister Manmohan Singh was “not shying away from visiting Pakistan”.

He said that India was not attaching any conditions for the PM’s visit.

“The question of any condition does not arise as of now,” he said.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari had recently extended an invitation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan. Both leaders had met on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Summit (NAM) in Tehran last week.

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