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Modi, Sharif likely to meet in Washington later this month: Sartaj Aziz

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif may meet later this month in Washington on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit

PTI [ Updated: March 12, 2016 21:32 IST ]
Aziz
Aziz

Washington: In indications of an end to a spell of hostility between the two nations following the Pathankot terror attack in January this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif may meet later this month in Washington on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, said today.

"There are chances of meeting between the two (Prime Ministers)," Sartaj Aziz told PTI.

"There are possibilities, when they are here (in Washington DC). They would interact with each other. Whether there would be a structured meeting I do not know. Depends on...Chances are there (for a meeting)," Aziz said.

The top Pakistani diplomat is in Washington to attend the sixth US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue which he co-chaired with secretary of state John Kerry yesterday.

Aziz said Sharif would be travelling to Washington to attend the Nuclear Security Summit at the invitation of US President Barack Obama.

Modi too has been invited to the Summit on March 31 and April 1. However, there has been no official announcement in this regard yet.

Responding to a question on the status of India-Pak relationship after Modi came to power in May 2014, Aziz said in the first year the situation was "not good".

"But the last two months are better," Aziz said.

Ahead of the Modi-Sharif meeting, Aziz said there is likelihood of a meeting between the foreign secretaries of the two countries. The timing of which has not been decided yet, he noted.

"We do not know (when foreign secretaries would meet). He (Indian Foreign Secretary) has to come to Islamabad first. We are hoping that now," Aziz said after the breakfast meeting with Defence Writers Group here.

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