No meeting between PM Modi, Imran Khan at Regional SCO Summit


SRINAGAR, JUNE 06 : No meeting is scheduled between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan’s Imran Khan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO summit in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, the Foreign Ministry clarified today. PM Modi will attend the SCO summit on June 13-14.

“To the best of my knowledge, no meeting is being arranged between Prime Minister Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the SCO meet,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said today.

Last month, reports said no decision had been taken on a meeting between the two leaders in Bishkek. If the two prime ministers do meet, however, India will convey the same red lines of terror to Pakistan, sources had said, adding India’s red lines on talks and terror have not changed.

Over the last few years, India has refused any initiative for talks, contending that cross-border terror has to stop before talks can begin.

However, talks about a possible meeting between the two prime ministers started gaining momentum after Imran Khan called PM Modi to congratulate him for his landslide victory in the general elections. The foreign ministry said PM Modi had thanked Imran Khan for his phone call and greetings.

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