‘Swaraj may meet her Pak. counterpart in UN’


A meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her new Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, is “possible” in the U.S. on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session next month, a media report said on Monday.

“Such a meeting is possible but no decision (has been taken) yet,” the Dawnnews, quoting a senior Pakistani diplomat in the U.S., said.

The External Affairs Ministry has not announced any such meeting yet.

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly opens in New York on September 18. Ms. Swaraj will address the annual high-level UNGA session on September 29, according to the provisional list of speakers released by the UN

Pakistan is reluctant to confirm its agenda for the meeting as it is still undecided who will represent the country. Media reports in Islamabad has indicated that Prime Minister Imran Khan may skip the UNGA as part of his efforts to cut down on government expenses. ( PTI )