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Imran writes to Modi, seeks revival of talks
TARIQ BUTT / RESMI SIVARAM September 21, 2018
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ISLAMABAD/ New Delhi: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, calling for the resumption of the peace dialogue between the two countries, it was reported quoting Times of India.

“PM has responded to PM Modi, in a positive spirit, reciprocating his sentiments,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Twitter, without specifying whether the communication was via a letter. “Let’s talk and resolve all issues. We await a formal response from India.”

The Indian newspaper said Imran specifically sought a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York later this month.

India and Pakistan will resume talks at the foreign minister level, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Thursday. The initiative comes after Imran wrote to Modi seeking a revival of talks between the two governments.

Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi will hold talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month, ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed.

Imran Khan, who assumed charge last month, is known to have sought resumption of dialogue between the two neighbours in a letter dated September 14. He had proposed a meeting between Qureshi and Swaraj.

Kumar, however, specified it was not a resumption of dialogue, and that the agenda was not yet finalised.

“This is a meeting we have agreed to and should not be confused with a dialogue. The meeting has been agreed to as per the request from Pakistan. How and when it will take place will be decided by the missions.”

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