Sharif meets Modi: ‘exchange of courtesies’ or ‘good talks’?

(From Dawn)

While some officials called it just a ‘chance meeting’, to others the brief talks between Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Monday on the sidelines of a climate summit in Paris helped to ease the tense atmospherics of bilateral relations.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi greet each other at Paris

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi greet each other in Paris Monday

Sharif himself said the talks “were good”.

The meeting took place when Modi went to the lounge for visiting leaders and found Sharif sitting there, according to a diplomatic source who witnessed the interaction.

Noticing Sharif’s presence, Modi walked up to him. The two leaders then warmly shook hands and sat next to each other and briefly chatted. No official delegates were present during the meeting. Read More



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