The Bosnian Prime Minister, Haris Silajdzic, who is on a visit to Pakistan, announced that Ms Bhutto and Mrs Ciller would come to his besieged capital on 2 February, accompanied by unspecified 'other dignitaries'.
The Pakistani Prime Minister said she hoped Lady Thatcher would join her.
Last month, when Ms Bhutto floated the idea, her foreign minister said: 'As women, as mothers and as wives, the visit of the three leaders will be a special gesture towards the brave women of Sarajevo.'
Lady Thatcher's office confirmed yesterday that she had been invited to go to Bosnia early next month.
A spokeswoman said the former prime minister was scheduled to be in the United States on a lecture tour, but added: 'If she did decide to go to Sarajevo, it would not be announced in advance for security reasons.' That is a precaution the serving prime ministers of Pakistan and Turkey do not seem to consider necessary.Reuse content