Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are likely to meet up with on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO ) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on June 13-14, Indian mass media recorded on Tuesday. An Indian authorized, who verified the conference to Indian mass media, declared that authorities from each side will be speaking behind the scenes over the following few days to set the agenda of the conference.
If the conference took place, the 2 heads will exchange views over the resumption of dialogue on contentious problems between the 2 nations. It will be the 1st conference between the 2 heads after the election of Imran Khan as prime minister of Pakistan and Narendra Modi’s recent victory in general elections in India. Prime Minister Imran Khan final week telephoned Modi and congratulated him on his party’s victory in the election of Lok Sabha. During the conversation, the prime minister expressed his desire for each nation to work together for the betterment of their peoples. Reiterating his vision for peace, progress, and prosperity in South Asia, the prime minister declared he looks forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to advance these objectives.
“PM spoke to PM Modi and congratulated him on his party’s electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections in India. PM expressed his desire for each nation to work together for the betterment of their peoples,” Foreign Office Spokesman Dr. Faisal had tweeted. “Prime Minister Imran, while reiterating his vision for calmness, progress, and prosperity in South Asia, said to PM Modi that he looks forward to dealing with him to advance these objectives,” he had added. Imran Khan was fast to congratulate Modi over his election victory on May 23 even before the outcomes were publicized. Modi thanked him and insisted that he always gave primacy to calmness in the region.
The exchange of pleasantries between the 2 heads is being seen as a sign of easing of stress between the 2 neighbors. Previously, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj had held an informal conference on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO ) conference in Kyrgyzstan. Qureshi had said to Swaraj that Pakistan was prepared to engage with India to sort out all excellent problems between the 2 nations.
Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission in Pakistan has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Imran Khan to the yearly iftar dinner arranged on June 1. Other dignitaries invited to the ceremony include President Arif Alvi, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, Senate chairman, and National Assembly speaker. The high commission invites the dignitaries each year, but usually, the prime minister never turns up.