New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to Washington next year to attend the Nuclear Security Summit.
The summit will be held from March 31 to April 1, 2016, in Washington.
According to The Express Tribune, US has so far not made any official announcement regarding the invitation but it is sure that the two leaders will flock to Washington to attend the summit.
The conference will be the first opportunity of 2016 for India and Pakistan to carry forward bilateral ties which have seen some icy lows and relative highs this year.
The fourth Nuclear Security Summit was announced by Obama during the third edition of the conclave that took place in Netherlands in 2014.
Obama had in 2010 launched the nuclear summit series in an attempt to secure materials and keep them out of the hands of terrorists. Since then, the number of countries that have enough material to build a nuclear weapon has fallen from 39 to 25.
Meanwhile, Russia has said that it will not attend the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit as Washington is seeking to play first fiddle on matters of nuclear safety.