UFA: Prime Ministers Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi met here on the sidelines of the SCO Summit Friday in a bid to restart the stalled peace process between the two countries.
Prime Minister’s Advisor on National Security Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi were present during the meeting.
The two leaders warmly shook hands and posed for a photograph before proceeding for the talks.
Their last handshake was at Kathmandu in November last year on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit that came after several incidents of firing along the Line of Control, leading to the cancellation of Secretary level talks.
A Foreign Office spokesman told reporters in Islamabad that the meeting between the two leaders was a positive development.
He expressed the hope that it would have a positive impact on bilateral relations between the two countries.
He said the international community was also interested in improvement of relations between Pakistan and India as it would benefit not only the peoples of the two countries but also the whole region.