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Not aware of any Pak request for Modi-Sharif meet at SCO: MEA

Both Modi and Sharif are expected to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet to be held in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on June 8-9.
India TV Politics Desk New Delhi May 25, 2017 23:18 IST
India TV Politics Desk

The Ministry of External Affairs today said that it was not aware of any request from Pakistan for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SCO multilateral summit in Kazakhstan next month. 

Both Modi and Sharif are expected to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet to be held in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on June 8-9. 

"I am not aware of any such request we have received so far," MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said when asked whether Pakistan has asked for a meeting during Modi's visit to Astana. 

Pakistani media has recently reported that a meeting between Modi and Sharif is likely on cards on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana this June,.

Pakistan’s news website The Express Tribune, reported that influential members the six-member SCO grouping are pushing for India and Pakistan to re-engage in order to ensure that the next summit is held in a conducive environment.

The report, while citing diplomatic sources, said that both the South Asian nations were admitted to the SCO on the condition that they will work together to improve bilateral ties as well as promote the interest of the organisation.