Sushma Swaraj likely to meet Pakistan counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on sidelines of UNGA in September

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj is likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York next month, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly's (UNGA).

Asian News International August 27, 2018 11:55:06 IST
Sushma Swaraj likely to meet Pakistan counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on sidelines of UNGA in September

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj is likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York next month, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly's (UNGA).

Sushma Swaraj likely to meet Pakistan counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on sidelines of UNGA in September

File image of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. AP

Both the foreign ministers will be present at the 73rd session of the UNGA which will begin on 18 September. The development comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Imran Khan on being sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Last week, Pakistan signaled that Imran Khan may not be able to attend the meet in order to cut down government expenses. However, senior Pakistani diplomats urged him to reconsider the decision, saying that representing Pakistan was not a waste of funds, particularly on key issues like Kashmir and Afghanistan, Dawn reported.

Earlier on 22 August, Khan expressed interest with regards to a meeting between Swaraj and Qureshi, stating that both the countries must engage in dialogue to resolve their differences.

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