No bilateral meeting between Jaishankar and Qureshi in London, but informal conversation cannot be ruled out: Sources
India's External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar is in London for the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers' meeting to be held on July 10, Wednesday. He will be engaging 53 countries and it will give the Indian diplomat-turned-politician to hold meetings with his counterparts from various nations.
The Commonwealth grouping also has Pakistan who will be represent by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
India Today has learnt that no bilateral meeting has been planned between Jaishankar and Qureshi but sources say, an "informal", "off-the-cuff" conversation cannot be ruled out.
Replying to a question during his weekly media briefing last week, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said no "bilateral" meeting has been planned between Jaishankar and Qureshi on the sidelines of the Commonwealth event.
"Our foreign minister will be going to the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers' Meeting which will be in London But, no meeting has been planned between him and the Pakistan's foreign minister," he said.
Commonwealth of Nations is a grouping of 53 countries which were former territories of the British Empire.