Indian Foreign Minister Sushma and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood will meet in New York on September 27, source informed Geo News after the Indian Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the meeting with out specifying a date.
The source said that the two foreign ministers will meet on lunch in New York on the sidelines of United Nations general Assembly. Earlier spokesperson for the Indian MEA confirmed that Mehmood and Swaraj will meet on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York later this month.
The spokesperson, however did not specify a date for the meeting. India has accepted the pakistani prime minister suggestion the spokesperson told reporter in New Dehli. The meeting will take place on Pakistan request.
The spokesperson said the decision was taken after Prime minister Imran khan wrote a letter to Indian PM Modi. Imran wrote a letter to Modi in response to the Indian PM letter congratulate him for assuming office.
According to Times of India, Modi in his letter written on August 20 had called for a meaningful and constructive engagement between the two countries Meanwhile the Pakistan PM in his letter called for a meeting between the two foreign on the sidelines of the UNGA.
In his letter, Imran also sought a resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan. Sources said the Pakistan PM in his letter acknowledged that the relations both the countries face several challenges but that pakistan was ready for talks on all issues, including terrorism. Pakistan and India should look to resolve all major outstanding issues, including Kashmir, Sir Creek and Siachen, through dialogue Imran wrote according to sources.