May 29, 2019, 4:16 PM
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Pakistani, Indian PMs likely to meet in Kyrgyzstan on June 13-14

Islamabad, May 29, IRNA -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will meet on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on June 13-14, local media reported.

The meeting will be the first time the two leaders meet since PM Imran assumed office in August 2018.

Prime Minister Imran Khan last week telephoned Modi and congratulated him on his party’s victory in the election of Lok Sabha.

During the conversation, the prime minister expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples. Reiterating his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia. The prime minister said he looks forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to advance these objectives.

"PM [Imran Khan] spoke to PM Modi today and congratulated him on his party’s electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections in India. PM expressed his desire for both countries to work together for betterment of their peoples,” Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.

The Pakistani premier was also quick to congratulate Modi over his election victory on May 23 even before the final results were announced.

The exchange of pleasantries between the two leaders is being seen as a sign of easing of tensions between the two neighbors.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj had held an informal meeting on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in Kyrgyzstan. 


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