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Modi, Sharif may meet in Washington: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Washington later this month on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, said an aide close to the Pakistan PM.

“There are chances of meeting between the two (prime ministers),” said Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Affairs Advisor to Sharif, on Tuesday.

“There are possibilities, when they are here (in Washington DC). They would interact with each other. Whether there would be a structured meeting I do not know. Depends on chances are there (for a meeting),” Aziz said.

The top Pakistani diplomat is in Washington to attend the sixth US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, which he co-chaired with Secretary of the State John Kerry on Monday.

Aziz said Sharif would be travelling to Washington to attend the Nuclear Security Summit at the invitation of US President Barack Obama. Modi too has been invited to the Summit on March 31 and April 1. However, no official announcement has been made yet.
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