No Nawaz-Modi meeting expected at UNGA session: Foreign Secretary

09:39 PM | 23 Sep, 2015
No Nawaz-Modi meeting expected at UNGA session: Foreign Secretary
ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) - Federal Secretary for Foreign Ministry Aizaz Chaudhry on Wednesday said that there has been no expectation of a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his India counterpart Narendra Modi during the session of United Nations General Assembly.

In a statement he ruled out any chances of meeting both country heads saying that there have been no invitation for a meeting neither a consideration or any expectation.

He added that Pakistan has decided to present its case against India in United Nations as the latter has been running away from the table of talks every time. We will raise every issue before UN general Assembly, he said.

Meanwhile media reports suggest that Both Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi would be staying in the same hotel in New York, and hence there are chances of a brief informal meeting between them. It could be as short as a handshake that they made during last year's SAARC summit.

Prime Minister’s special adviser Sartaj Aziz also said that Pakistan has so far received no invitation from India for meeting of two prime ministers. “The invitation for any such meeting must come from India because they canceled the recent NSAs meeting scheduled on August 23,” he insisted.

Earlier Prime Minister NAwaz Sharif and Narendra Modi had a meeting on the sidelines of Ufa summit three months ago. They agreed to restore bilateral dialogue in the meeting however the Indian side stepped back from a scheduled meeting of National Security Advisers (NSAs) refusing to discuss any matter other than terrorism.