India-Pak in talks for meeting between Qureshi, Swaraj at UNGA

India-Pak in talks for meeting between Qureshi, Swaraj at UNGA
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Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday said it is “engaged” with India to facilitate a bilateral meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this month.

Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that no decision has been taken on the issue so far.

“We are engaged in the matter,” he said when asked about reports that Qureshi and Swaraj may hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA and whether both sides have formally approached each other.

Swaraj will lead the Indian delegation to the UNGA while Qureshi is expected to head the Pakistani side.

The India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in recent years with no bilateral talks taking place.

Responding to a question on the issue of opening the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara corridor, Faisal said “so far no formal communication between the two countries has taken place”. PTI