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No proposal for Modi-Sharif meeting in New York: Pak envoy

Pakistan on Monday clarified that it was not aware of any proposal for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the margins of UN General Assembly this month.

“As of this moment, I am not aware of any proposal on this (Modi-Sharif meeting),” Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said here at a function.

While Prime Minister Modi will be in New York from September 26 to 29, Sharif is scheduled to be there from September 22 to 27. Though there is an overlapping of small period when both the leaders will be there, a meeting is unlikely given the frosty ties between the two countries.

The two countries witnessed a war of words last month as India cancelled Foreign Secretary-level meeting after Pakistan went ahead with talks with the Kashmiri separatists despite India asking it to choose a “dialogue with India or talks with separatists”.

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