Arun Jaitley won’t attend SAARC summit in Pakistan
NEW DELHI (92 News) – Amidst escalating tension between India and Pakistan, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will not attend South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers’ summit in Islamabad on 25 and 26 August.
India will be represented by Finance Secretary Shashikant Das at the regional summit.
The two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers Conference is scheduled to take place in Islamabad from August 25 to 26 for finding ways and means to accelerate process of regional cooperation for nonstarter South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA).
Earlier, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh had also visited Islamabad but left before the SAARC Interior Ministers Conference ended.