New Delhi: It is official now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the SAARC summit in Pakistan.
Talking to media on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj categorically stated that there was no way PM Modi would travel to Pakistan for the summit.
Her statement has put to rest the speculation over Modi’s visit to Pakistan for the summit.
Swaraj has made it clear that there can be no dialogue between India and Pakistan till the time the latter puts a curb on terrorist activities.
“PM Narendra Modi will not go to Pakistan to attend the SAARC Summit,” she declared.
The minister said the Indian government has been asking for Kartarpur corridor for years. Pakistan has favourably responded to this. But it does not mean that a dialogue will start. Terror and talks can’t go together, Swaraj said.
Pakistan on Tuesday said it will invite PM Narendra Modi for the SAARC Summit.