Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet on UNGA sidelines in NY

India, Pakistan foreign ministers to meet on UNGA sidelines in NY

Khan was given a guard of honor and a state banquet to mark his visit, and the crown prince also hosted a dinner for the prime minister.

"Pakistan and India have an undeniably challenging relationship", he wrote.

Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers will meet in NY on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week, the government said today.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to PM Narendra Modi seeking resumption of dialogue between the two countries.

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Details of the letter dated September 14 emerged a day after a soldier's throat was slit by Pakistani troops at the International Border, after which the Border Security Force lodged a strong protest with the Pak Rangers.

The Pakistan government said Prime Minister Imran Khan has responded to Narendra Modi "in positive spirit" to hold talks and resolve issues.

In Khan's first official communication about bilateral talks since he took office in August, he said that all major issues, including terrorism and Kashmir, should be resolved through dialogue. "The biggest problem is Kashmir", he said, suggesting that the two sides should come to the table to resolve it.

His tour of the Gulf comes as a Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of his political rival, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their prison sentences for corruption pending an appeal hearing.

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Rejecting the SAARC suggestion, Mr Kumar said: "We have agreed to their request for a meeting but do not read too much into it".

Imran said that Saudi Arabia is one country for which the people of Pakistan have special love.

India's last substantive engagement with Pakistan was in December 2015 when Swaraj had travelled to Islamabad for a Heart of Asia conference. He said, "The best way to alleviate poverty and uplift the people of the subcontinent is to resolve our differences through dialogue and start trading". "We await a formal response from India", he said. The projects aim to improve connectivity between Pakistan and China, starting with the port of Gwadar. "Matters of mutual interest were discussed in detail during the meeting", Chaudhry said. The only way forward for the two countries lies in "constructive engagement", he added.

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