Indian, Pakistani PMs may meet during SAARC summit in Bhutan

15:44, April 26, 2010      

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Indian Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna said on Monday that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Gilani could meet during the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ( SAARC) 16th summit to be held in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu from April 28 to 29, reported the Press Trust of India.

The press agency quoted Krishna as saying in Thimphu that such a meeting "cannot be ruled out" and that there will be a number of bilateral meetings during the summit period.

"All bilateral issues between India and Pakistan will be discussed when the prime ministers meet" at the summit," the Indian foreign minister was quoted as saying.

India and Pakistan resumed official dialogue in Feb. at foreign- secretarial level after more than one year of suspension following the Mumbai attacks in Nov. 2008.

But the composite dialogue between the two neighbors remain suspended, as India is demanding full punishment by Pakistan of the alleged perpetrators of Mumbai attacks.

Source: Xinhua


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