Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said the Prime Minister has been invited by the government of Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) but the government has not taken any decision.
"The decision will be taken closer to the date (of CHOGM) keeping in view the foreign policy, international obligations and national interest," she told reporters when asked whether the Prime Minister will travel to Colombo to attend the meet.
"Foreign policy is an extension of domestic policy. It is meant to protect domestic interests and any decision that will be taken will be keeping in view the domestic interests, foreign policy and international obligations," she added.
Asked whether the Commonwealth is still relevant, the Foreign Secretary said an institution with as many as 53 member-countries "can't be but relevant".