New York, Sep 5: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that he would be very happy to meet his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
“I will be very happy to meet him and hope to pick up from where we left in 1999,” Sharif told media here when asked to comment on the meeting with his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Dr. Singh earlier today confirmed that he would be meeting Sharif during his visit to the United States.
In his departure statement released at New Delhi before embarking on a five-day visit to the United States, Dr. Singh said he looks forward to bilateral meetings with leaders of some neighbouring countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
“During my visit to New York, I also look forward to bilateral meetings with the leaders of some of our neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan,” he said.
Tension has been running high along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch District since August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed by Pakistan’s Specialist Forces. (ANI)