Modi, Imran Khan to meet 13-14 June in Bishkek

Modi, Imran Khan to meet 13-14 June in Bishkek New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

will meet on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 13-14 June to kickstart talks between the two countries ThePrint reported.

This would be the two leaders’ first meeting since Khan assumed office as Pakistan Prime Minister last year.

Modi, who has returned to power with a resounding victory, seems to have got his way with Pakistan by making them seek a resumption of dialogue four times in the last few days.

Khan had called Modi Sunday, expressing his desire to work together. On 23 May, after the Lok Sabha election results were announced, Khan had tweeted his congratulations to the PM. One day before the results, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had told his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in Bishkek that Pakistan wanted peace. On 25 May, Qureshi said in Multan that Pakistan was willing to resolve all outstanding issues with India. The Pakistan Prime Minister had pointed out as far back as April that peace stood a better chance if Modi returned to power.


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