Back to discussion table? Modi, Nawaz Sharif likely to meet in US next month

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Washington next month on the sidelines of a nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama, a media report said on Friday.

Sharif and Modi have both accepted President Obama’s invitation to attend a nuclear summit he is hosting in Washington on 31 March and 1 April, diplomatic sources told the newspaper Dawn.

Modi and Nawaz Sharif at Ufa. File photo. PTI

Modi and Nawaz Sharif at Ufa. File photo. PTI

“The chances are strong, very strong,” said a senior official.

“But you know the history of India-Pakistan talks, you cannot be certain about an event until it has happened,” the official added.

It will be the first time that both Indian and Pakistani premiers will be attending the nuclear security summit, which President Obama initiated in 2010.

IANS