World News > Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said he would visit Pakistan at an “appropriate time”, Press Trust of India reported.
“They have extended the invitation. I have accepted it. They are keen and I am waiting for an appropriate time,” said the premier while speaking to media representatives.
The Indian prime minister had promised President Asif Ali Zardari for the visit during his tour to India in April.
“President Zardari has invited me to visit Pakistan and I’d be very happy to visit Pakistan at a mutually convenient date,” Manmohan said at a joint press conference in April.
Manmohan also had a “very good meeting” with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at the second nuclear summit in Seoul earlier this year.
The Indian foreign secretary had informed media representatives after the summit that the Prime Minister Singh wanted to visit Pakistan.
“When PM Gilani asked Singh about his plans to visit Pakistan, the Indian premier showed his willingness for the visit and said that he wants to make some concrete developments in the India-Pakistan relationship which would make people of both countries happy,” the foreign secretary added. INDIAN NEWS RELEASE