Sharif, Modi likely to meet in Washington next month

Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf is likely to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Washington next month on the sidelines of a nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama, a media report said on Friday.

Obama has invited both the prime ministers for the Nuclear Security Summit to be held on March 31 and April 1. The invitations have been accepted.

“If we look at the history of relationship between Pakistan and India, everything looks uncertain and nothing can be confirmed till it happens,” Dawn quoted a Pakistani foreign ministry official as saying.

“The chances are strong, very strong,” the official added.

Meanwhile no formal announcement has been made so far regarding any such meeting however Pakistani officials are confident of the meeting.

The last time the two premiers met was on December 25, 2015, when Modi made a surprise visit to Lahore, a first by an Indian prime minister in over a decade.

Modi briefly attended Sharif’s grand-daughter’s wedding ceremony and then held a brief meeting with his Pakistani counterpart.

The visit came a few days before the attack on the Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force, on January 2.

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