Pakistan India foreign ministers meeting: India takes an important decision

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Pakistan India foreign ministers meeting: India takes an important decision

NEW DELHI - India takes an important decision over the meeting of the Pakistan and Indian foreign ministers on the sideline of the UN General Assembly session.

India's Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, will meet in New York this month.

Qureshi and Swaraj will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York scheduled later this month, an Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson said.

"India has accepted the Pakistani prime minister's suggestion," the spokesperson added. "The meeting will take place on Pakistan's request."

The Indian MEA spokesperson said the decision was taken after Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote a letter to Indian premier Narendra Modi.

PM Imran wrote a letter to Modi in response to his letter congratulating him for assuming office. According to the *Times of India*, Modi in his letter written on August 20 had called for a “meaningful and constructive” engagement between the two countries.