News 24 Desk
New Delhi: Congress veteran and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has called off his proposed visit to Kabul. According to party sources, he took the decision after consultation with party high command following the President election round the corner. This has appeared to be gathering further momentum over Mukherjee`s name as the UPA candidate for the President`s post.
According to schedule, Pranab Mukherjee would lead an Indian delegation to Kabul for a regional conference on June 14. Titled `Heart of Asia` conference, the meeting is a follow up of last November`s Istanbul Conference.
At this meeting, Mukherjee and ministers from Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan, will try to firm up a regional approach for stability in war-torn Afghanistan.