India has responded positively for Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s proposal for a meeting between the two external affairs ministers on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed the request of the Pakistani side and said that a meeting between Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi will take place on the sidelines of the UNGA at a mutually convenient date and time.
This however, does not indicate any change in India’s policy towards Pakistan, the MEA spokesperson added. However, he said that the agenda for the meeting has not been finalised.
Swaraj will leave for New York on September 24. She and Qureshi are heading the delegations of their respective countries to the United Nations General Assembly. The two foreign ministers are to attend the SAARC foreign ministers lunch and get-together on September 27.
Though Imran Khan called for resumption of comprehensive dialogue process, India would like to see progress on the neighbour addressing its concerns on terrorism, sources indicated.