Indian responded positively to the letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his Pakistani counterpart, Imran Khan for the resumption of dialogues, and announced that Foreign Ministers of two countries will be meeting in New York next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session.
Spokesman for the Indian External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar confirmed on Thursday saying, ‘I can confirm that on the request of the Pakistani side, a meeting between Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi will take place on the sidelines of UNGA at a mutually convenient date and time,’ Indian media reported.
However, Raveesh asserted that ‘It is a meeting, not the restoration of dialogue,’ India media reported.
He added, “We have just agreed to the meeting, however, the agenda is not yet finalized.”
The development came shortly after Indian media reported that Pakistani PM Imran Khan has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the resumption of dialogue between the two countries.