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No plans for structured meeting between Modi and Sharif: MEA

PTI 26 Nov 2014, 14:15:29 PM IST

Kathmandu: India today said it has no plans for a structured meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit here.

"We don't have any plan for a structured meeting between our Prime Minister and the Pakistani Prime Minister simply because we have not received a request to that extent," MEA Spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said here.

He said Prime Minister Modi will have a series of bilateral meetings where he will discuss substantive issues with the SAARC colleagues.

"These will be substantive meetings and we will share with you outcomes of these meetings," he added.

Modi's official itinerary did not mention any structured meeting with Sharif and only gave details of his meetings with other SAARC heads of the government, including Presidents of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives as also Prime Ministers of Bangladesh and Bhutan.