Indo-Pak PMs expected to meet before cricket `encounter`
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani are expected
to hold a meeting before the World Cup semi-final match
between their two cricket teams in Mohali on Wednesday.
While officials here are refusing to tag the meeting
as "formal", the two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral
issues following which Gilani will join Singh to watch the
Indo-Pak cricket match.
Sources said Gilani will not be coming to Delhi and
is expected to reach Chandigarh on Wednesday morning same as
Prime Minister Singh, who has a public engagement here that
Refusing to give further details, the sources said the
programme is being finalised.
It will be "more of cricket and less of diplomacy",
sources said when asked about the issues the two Prime
Ministers will be discussing.
Indulging in cricket diplomacy, Singh had invited
Gilani to watch the World Cup semis between India and Pakistan
which was accepted by the Pakistani Prime Minister.
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