The disclosure of PM Modi's visit was made by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here in yet another indicator of a positive turn in bilateral ties after recent chill. "He will be coming," Swaraj said when asked if Modi will visit Pakistan to attend the Summit.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last Indian Prime Minister to visit Pakistan who had come here in January 2004 and attended the SAARC summit besides holding talks with then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.
Vajpayee's successor Manmohan Singh did not undertake any visit to Pakistan despite his desire to do so. Earlier, Indian officials said Prime Minister Modi's commitment to attend the SAARC Summit was reflected in the Ufa joint statement.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had invited PM Modi for the SAARC Summit when they had met for a bilateral meeting in the Russian city of Ufa in July. The meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is slated to be held in Pakistan in September next year.
Talks between India-Pakistan National Security Advisors were cancelled recently because of a dispute over the agenda as India wanted to discuss terror attacks and Pakistan insisted on raising Kashmir.


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