The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, respectively, will attend the Foreign Ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be held in held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on May 21-22, but they will not meet separately.
This would be Narendra Modi government’s last foreign affairs engagement as it would end on the penultimate day of counting for results of the general elections held in India. Polling in India ends on May 19 and results would be announced on May 23.
Sources said that there would be no bilateral or even a pull-aside between India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the meeting. Pakistan and India are not in a good relkation since February after aerial engagement of both countries.
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27 September, 2019