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No decision yet on meeting of PMs: Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday said a decision is yet to be made about a meeting between its premier and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the margins of the UN General Assembly but stressed such an interaction will be very helpful for bilateral ties.



Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said a decision is yet to be made about a meeting between its premier and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the margins of the UN General Assembly but stressed such an interaction will be very helpful for bilateral ties.

Pakistani diplomatic sources said they were yet to hear from the Indian side but insisted that Islamabad is very keen to have a meeting between the leaders on the sidelines of the UN session in New York later this month.

"Our stand is that this meeting would be beneficial for the ties," a source said.

Asked about the possible meeting, Pakistan`s Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry said: "The two governments are in touch with each other on the matter. We will confirm the meeting after a decision has been made."

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit New York on September 23 to attend the UN General Assembly. He will deliver his address on September 27 in which he will highlight Pakistan`s point of view on regional and international issues and domestic priorities.

Sharif will inform the session about his government`s efforts to curb terrorism and its endeavours to bring stability to the region. Sources said Sharif`s vision for ties with India and the Kashmir issue will also figure in his speech.

The spokesman said Sharif will hold bilateral meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the UN session. However, no meeting has been scheduled with US President Barack Obama.

PTI

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