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Sushma Swaraj may meet her Pakistani counterpart in UN next month: report

However, the External Affairs Ministry has not announced any such meeting.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 27, 2018 17:08 IST ]
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Sushma Swaraj

On the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly session in September, a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her new Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi is "possible" in the US, a media report said on Monday.

"Such a meeting (between Swaraj and Qureshi) is possible but no decision (has been taken) yet," Dawn news quoted a senior Pakistani diplomat in the US as saying, reported news agency PTI.

Since Prime Minister Imran Khan became Pakistan's 22nd prime minister on August 18, this could be the first ministerial-level bilateral meeting between the two countries.

However, the External Affairs Ministry has not announced any such meeting.

It may be recalled that PM Narendra Modi, in a letter to Pakistan PM, had expressed India's resolve to build good relations between the two countries.

PM Modi, in July, had ranged Khan and congratulated him on his party's victory in the general polls. He expressed hope that both countries will work to open a new chapter in bilateral ties.

On September 18 in New York, the 73rd United Nations General Assembly opens and Swaraj will address the annual high-level UNGA session on September 29. 

 

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