EAM Sushma Swaraj likely to meet Pakistan Foreign Minister at UN General Assembly

New Delhi | Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj may meet the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in Newyork which starts from September 18.

According to Pakistani media sources, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was supposed to attend the UNGA session but later cancelled his visit in order to cut down the expenses of the newly formed government. Sources further added that senior Pakistani diplomats have urged the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan to reconsider the decision, saying that representing Pakistan was not a waste of funds, particularly on key issues like Kashmir and Afghanistan.

The development has come after the newly sworn-in Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his interest in the engagement of dialogue to resolve the differences between both the countries. Earlier Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Imran Khan on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Talks between India and Pakistan came to standstill after the terrorist attack on the army base near Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir on 18 September 2016.

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