After Lahore, PM Narendra Modi likely to meet Nawaz Sharif next in Washington
Narendra Modi may next meet Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in US capital Washington in 2016.
Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise stopover in Lahore on December 25, he may next meet Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in US capital Washington in 2016.
As per a report in The Hindu, President Barack Obama has invited both the PMs for the Nuclear Security Summit to be held on March 31 and April 1, 2016.
However, no formal announcement has been made so far regarding the same, the report said that both Modi and Sharif are likely to attend the event.
In 2016, the summit will be the first occasion for Indian and Pakistani PMs to come together.
PM Modi visited Lahore on December 25 and greeted his Pakistani counterpart on his birthday.
They held talks and decided to open ways for peace for the 'larger good' of the people of the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on January 15 in Islamabad.
Though there was no official announcement to this effect, sources said that Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will travel to Islamabad to hold talks with Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs, as per PTI.
The meeting will discuss modalities of bilateral comprehensive dialogue which was announced during the visit of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Islamabad earlier this month.
On December 23, the neighbouring country had proposed talks between their foreign secretaries to discuss all the outstanding issues in the middle of January.
According to sources, India had accepted the proposal.
The peace process was set in motion when the prime ministers of the two countries met in Paris on November 30 on the sidelines of Climate Change Conference which was followed by the national security advisers' meeting in Bangkok a week later.
Later, the External Affairs Minister visited Pakistan to attend Heart of Asia Conference.
(With PTI inputs)