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Swaraj does not rule out Modi-Sharif meeting


New Delhi, Sep 8 :

India Monday did not rule out a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif on the margins of UN General Assembly session later this month, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying the government will respond according to the situation that develops.
Sushma Swaraj Talking to media persons here on 100 days’ work of her ministry, Sushma Swaraj said the government will not go to the UNGA session with a predetermined mindset concerning talks with Pakistan.

“We well respond as the situation develops. We are not going with a predetermined mindset,” she said in response to a query.

India called off the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan last month after Islamabad’s high commissioner here Abdul Basit met separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir. The Foreign Secretary-level talks were scheduled to be the precursor to the bilateral meeting between Modi and Sharif in New York.