Manmohan Singh, Gilani to meet on SAARC sidelines on Thursday

April 28th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Thimphu (Bhutan), Apr.28 (ANI): A spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday said that Prime MInisters Dr. Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani would have a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the XVIth SAARC Summit on Thursday.

In a statement, MEA spokesman Vishnu Prakash said:”It has been agreed through diplomatic channels that the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan will have a bilateral meeting tomorrow, Thursday the 29th of April.”

According to sources, the much anticipated meeting between Dr. Singh and Gilani is expected to take up several issues, including progress in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack probe, the bilateral talks process.

As of now, neither side has committed on whether the two Prime Ministers would discuss the arrest of an Indian diplomat- Madhuri Gupta - for allegedly passing on Indian government information to Pakistan intelligence agencies.

Currently, Pakistan has adopted a hands off attitude on the issue, saying that they are officially clueless about it, and it is a matter that has to be resolved by the Indian Government.

New Delhi, on the other hand, has said that the diplomat is being questioned and will reach a conclusion after the investigation is completed. (ANI)

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