United Nations: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar at a reception hosted by the Pakistan mission to the United Nations.

The meeting at the social event between the two foreign ministers was a brief one. Indian envoy to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri had earlier said that the "possibility" of a meeting between Krishna and Khar in a social set-up "is very likely."

"There will be situations where they will meet at social events, various receptions, most certainly," Puri had said.

Khar will address the United Nations General Assembly later on Tuesday.