Sharif, Modi meet in an ice-breaking bid

NEWS DELHI: An ice-breaking meeting between Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi began here Tuesday with hopes that it would restart the stalled peace process.

Advisor to PM on National Security Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Secretary to the Prime Minister Javaid Aslam and Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit accompanied the Prime Minister as he met the newly elected Prime Minister of India at the Hyderabad House.

Attired in a black suit and red tie, Prime Minister Sharif warmly shook hands with Narendra Modi who was attired in a beige shalwar suit and a light brown waist coat. The leaders gave a big smile to the awaiting cameras, before being ushered in for the talks
at the Deccan Suite.

It will be significant to mention here that the Prime Minister is in India on a two-day visit to attend the swearing-in of the Indian Prime Minister, on invitation of the Indian government.

According to the reports, he will be meeting the Indian President later in the day before heading back home.