External Affairs Ministry Friday made it clear that there will be no bilateral meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Pakistani leaders when he travels to Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference on August 4.
MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted,
“Let me categorically state that @Home Minister of India is going for SAARC event. There will be no bilateral meetings with Pakistan.”
The remarks by the Spokesperson come in the backdrop of the reports in the media quoting an unnamed Home Ministry official as saying that Singh will have a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in contradiction to MEA’s statement.